interjection \ˈgär\

Definition of GAR

—used as a mild oath in the phrase by gar

Origin of GAR

euphemism for God
First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with GAR



Definition of GAR

:  any of various fishes that have an elongate body resembling that of a pike and long narrow jaws: as
a :  needlefish 1
b :  any of several predaceous North American freshwater bony fishes (family Lepisosteidae) with heavy ganoid scales

Origin of GAR

short for garfish
First Known Use: 1765



Definition of GAR




Definition of GAR

Grand Army of the Republic


geographical name \ˈgär\

Definition of GAR

town China in W Tibet

Variants of GAR

Gar or Ka·erh \ˈkä-ˈər\


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several large North or Central American fishes of the genus Lepisosteus. They are related to the bowfin and date back to the Eocene Epoch. Gars are confined chiefly to fresh water, though some species enter brackish or salt water. They frequently bask at the surface in sluggish waters and commonly breathe atmospheric air. Their jaws and face form a sharp-toothed beak, and their body is encased in an armour of diamond-shaped, thick scales. Their eggs are toxic to predators. They are highly voracious predators, with long rows of needlelike teeth. The alligator gar of the southern U.S. reaches a length of about 10 ft (3 m) and is one of the largest freshwater fishes.


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