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  Dictionary Definition of gar

gar
noun ( plural gars or, especially collectively, gar )

1. a seawater fish, Rhamphistoma belone, of the North Atlantic, having both jaws prolonged into a beak.
2. a predacious fish of the genus Lepisosteus (including several species, all of North American fresh waters), covered with very hard diamond-shaped ganoid scales and having a beak armed with large teeth.
3. needlefish (def. 1). Also, garfish, garpike.
[short for GARFISH ]