Definitions for garfishˈgɑrˌfɪʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: gar (def. 1). 1 1 1
Origin of garfish:
1400–50; late ME; cf. OE gār spear
gar, garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus osseus(noun)
primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
Any fish of the needlefish family Belonidae, with a long narrow body and needle-shaped jaws, especially the European species Belone belone.
Any North or Central American fish of the family Lepisosteidae.
Origin: From gar + fish.
a European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike
one of several species of similar fishes of the genus Tylosurus, of which one species (T. marinus) is common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribbaeus, a very large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; -- called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the European garfish are also applied to the American species