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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flukefluk(n.)

  1. the part of an anchor that catches in the ground, esp. the flat triangular piece at the end of each arm.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. the barbed head of a harpoon, spear, arrow, etc.

  3. either half of the triangular tail of a whale.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of fluke:

1555–65

flukefluk(n.)

  1. a stroke of good luck:

    I got the job by a fluke.

  2. a chance happening; accident.

  3. an accidentally successful stroke, as in billiards.

    Category: Games

Origin of fluke:

1855–60; of obscure orig.; cf. dial. fluke a guess

flukefluk(n.)

  1. any of several American flounders of the genus Paralichthys, esp. P. dentatus, of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. Category: Invertebrates

    Ref: trematode.

Origin of fluke:

bef. 900; ME flok(e), fluke, OE flōc; c. ON flōki

Princeton's WordNet

  1. good luck, fluke, good fortune(noun)

    a stroke of luck

  2. fluke(noun)

    a barb on a harpoon or arrow

  3. fluke, flue(noun)

    flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor

  4. fluke(noun)

    either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean

  5. fluke, trematode, trematode worm(noun)

    parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host

Wiktionary

  1. fluke(Noun)

    A lucky or improbable occurrence, with the implication that the occurrence could not be repeated.

    The first goal was just a fluke.

  2. fluke(Verb)

    To obtain a successful outcome by pure chance.

    I fluked a pass in the multiple-choice exam.

  3. fluke(Verb)

    To fortuitously pot a ball in an unintended way.

    He fluked the other red into the middle pocket, despite the double kiss.

  4. fluke(Noun)

    A flounder.

  5. fluke(Noun)

    A trematode; a parasitic flatworm of the trematoda class, related to the tapeworm.

    The man had become infected with flukes after eating a meal of raw fish.

  6. fluke(Noun)

    Either of the two lobes of a whale's or similar creature's tail.

    The dolphin had an open wound on the left fluke of its tail where the propeller had injured it.

  7. fluke(Noun)

    Any of the triangular blades at the end of an anchor, designed to catch the ground.

    The fluke of the anchor was wedged between two outcroppings of rock and could not be dislodged.

  8. fluke

    A metal hook on the head of certain staff weapons (such as a bill), made in various forms depending on function, whether used for grappling or to penetrate armour when swung at an opponent.

    The polearm had a wide, sharpened fluke attached to the central point.

  9. fluke

    In general, an offshoot from a central piece.

    After casting the bronze statue, we filed down the flukes and spurs from the molding process.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluke(noun)

    the European flounder. See Flounder

  2. Fluke(noun)

    a parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a flat, lanceolate body and two suckers. Two species (Fasciola hepatica and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce the disease called rot

  3. Fluke(noun)

    the part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor

  4. Fluke(noun)

    one of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor

  5. Fluke(noun)

    an instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting

  6. Fluke(noun)

    an accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the United States); hence, any accidental or unexpected advantage; as, he won by a fluke

Freebase

  1. Fluke

    Fluke are an English electronic music group formed in the late 1980s by Mike Bryant, Jon Fugler and Mike Tournier with Julian Nugent as the band's manager. The band's conception was influenced by the members interest in the burgeoning acid house music scene and particularly the work of Cabaret Voltaire and Giorgio Moroder. The band are noted for their diverse range of electronic styles spanning the house, techno, ambient and blues genres; for their reclusivity, rarely giving interviews; and for lengthy timespans between albums. Many listeners know of Fluke only through the inclusion of their music in many blockbuster film soundtracks—most notably The Matrix Reloaded and Sin City—as well as featuring prominently on the soundtracks to Need for Speed: Underground 2 and the Wipeout video game series. The film The Experiment uses their song "YKK". To date Fluke have produced five original studio albums, two "best of" compilations and two live albums. Throughout their career they have made several changes to their line-up with credited appearances attributed to Neil Davenport playing guitars, Robin Goodridge on drums and Hugh Bryder as a DJ. When Fluke were touring for Risotto they were joined on stage by Rachel Stewart who acted as a personification of the band's official mascot, a character from the Wipeout series named Arial Tetsuo. Stewart continued as lead female vocalist and as a dancer for all of Fluke's live performances between 1997 and 1999.

Editors Contribution

  1. fluke

    not true

    the test was a fluke.


Translations for fluke

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fluke(noun)

a chance success

Passing the exam was a fluke; – I had done no work.

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