In American English the name gar (or garpike) is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.

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    ‘O fy gar ride, and fy gar rin,
    And haste ye find these traitors again;
    For she’s be burnt and he’s be slain,
    The wearifu’ gaberlunzie man.’
    Unknown. The Gaberlunzie Man (l. 49–52)