good luck, fluke, good fortune(noun)
a stroke of luck
a barb on a harpoon or arrow
flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
fluke, trematode, trematode worm(noun)
parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
(Zool.) Any American flounder of the genus Paralichthys, especially Paralicthys dentatus, found in the Atlantic Ocean and in adjacent bays. RHUD
Origin: [Cf. AS. flc a kind of flatfish, Icel. flki a kind of halibut.]
A lucky or improbable occurrence, with the implication that the occurrence could not be repeated.
The first goal was just a fluke.
To obtain a successful outcome by pure chance.
I fluked a pass in the multiple-choice exam.
To fortuitously pot a ball in an unintended way.
He fluked the other red into the middle pocket, despite the double kiss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In general, an offshoot from a central piece.
After casting the bronze statue, we filed down the flukes and spurs from the molding process.
the European flounder. See Flounder
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
the part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor
one of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor
an instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting
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
Origin: [Cf. LG. flunk, flunka wing, the palm of an anchor; perh. akin to E. fly.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flōōk, n. a flounder: a parasitic trematoid worm which causes the liver-rot in sheep, so called because like a miniature flounder: a variety of kidney potato. [A.S. flóc, a plaice; cf. Ice. flóke.]
flōōk, n. the part of an anchor which fastens in the ground.—adj. Fluk′y. [Prob. a transferred use of the foregoing.]
flōōk, n. a successful shot made by chance, as at billiards: any unexpected advantage.
the test was a fluke.
The numerical value of fluke in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of fluke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
At this point we don't know if it's a one-year fluke or something else.
As my wife said, it was just sheer dumb luck, it was a complete fluke, an absolute fluke.
This is a wake-up call, people ... think this is a one in a lifetime thing, a one off, a fluke, but it's not.
She has the tangible and the intangible, she has the technique, the difficulty level, the artistry she is able to put into routines in these days, she's got the consistency; I think I've only seen her fall once and that was a fluke.
They weren’t sharks or whales but they were at home in shallow water, it doesn’t seem like it was some kind of fluke or random occurrence that they were there They must have just been at home in these environments, he continued. Maybe they were eating there. Maybe it was a place where there weren’t so many predators so they were a bit safer. Maybe it was a way for them to cool themselves down. We don’t really know. This is a whole new question now that is kind of emerging.
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- контра, щастлива случайност, лапа, метилBulgarian
- xambaCatalan, Valencian
- šťastná náhodaCzech
- Saugwurm, Glücksfall, Fluke, [[glücklich, FlunkeGerman
- chiripa, [[pico]] [[de]] [[loro]], muerteSpanish
- lampaan maksamato, metallinen koukku keihään päässä, onnenpotku, valaan pyrstön haara, ankkurin koura, maksamatoFinnish
- coup de chance, pelle, douveFrench
- colpo di fortunaItalian
- ankerblad, toevalstreffer, staartvin, zuigworm, weerhaakDutch
- fuks, łapa (kotwicy), szczęśliwy traf, przywraPolish
- [[fortuna]] [[inesperado, [[acaso]] [[feliz]], [[golpe]] [[de]] [[sorte]], [[lobo]] [[da]] [[cauda]] [[de]] [[baleia]], [[acaso]] [[da]] [[sorte]], [[pata]] [[de]] [[âncora]]Portuguese
- удача, [[хвостовой]] [[плавник]], двуустка, [[счастливый, сосальщик, крюк, везение, [[лапа]] [[якорь, трематода, зазубринаRussian
- oförutsedd, tur, lyckträff, fluke, flyetSwedish
- mkia wa nyangumiSwahili
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