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A lucky or improbable occurrence, with the implication that the occurrence could not be repeated The first goal was just a fluke.
To fortuitously pot a ball in an unintended way He fluked the other red into the middle pocket, despite the double kiss.
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.
To obtain a successful outcome by pure chance I fluked a pass in the multiple-choice exam.
In general, an offshoot from a central piece After casting the bronze statue, we filed down the flukes and spurs from the molding process.
A flounder The fluke or flounder is a flat fish and the parasitic worm was so-named from a fancied resemblance to the fish.
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.
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.
{n} the broad part of an anchor, a flounder
An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting
The European flounder
The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook
Either of the two lobes of a whales or similar creatures tail
One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor
To obtain a successful outcome by pure chance from a bad shot
A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a flat, lanceolate body and two suckers
See Flounder
Two species (Fasciola hepatica and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce the disease called rot
See Anchor
a barb on a harpoon or arrow
Trematode (Clonorchis, Paragonimus, Fasciola, and Schistosoma spp )
Horizontal tail fin of cetaceans It has no skeletal support
a stroke of luck
The entire point of an anchor, composed of the bill and palm at the end of an arm
(Douve)
a type of flat, parasitic worm that infects fish
Flattened end of an anchor arm that bites into the ocean floor
If you say that something good is a fluke, you mean that it happened accidentally rather than by being planned or arranged. The discovery was something of a fluke By sheer fluke, one of the shipowner's employees was in the city. something good that happens because of luck (Origin unknown.). or trematode Any member of almost 6,000 species of parasitic flatworms. Flukes are found worldwide and range in size from about 0.2 to 4 in. (5-100 mm) long. They most commonly parasitize fish, frogs, and turtles, but also humans, domestic animals, and invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans. They include external parasites (ectoparasites), internal parasites (endoparasites), and semi-external parasites (those that attach to the lining of the mouth, to gills, or to the cloaca). Most flukes are flattened and leaflike or ribbonlike and have muscular suckers on the bottom surface, as well as hooks and spines, for attachment to the host. Fluke infestations may cause illness (e.g., schistosomiasis) or death in humans
parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean flat blade-like projection on the arm of an anchor a barb on a harpoon or arrow
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
To get or score by a fluke; as, to fluke a play in billiards
parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
{i} triangular tip on the arm of an anchor; barbed end of a harpoon; flatfish; parasitic flatworm; lucky occurrence; either half of a whale's tail
flat blade-like projection on the arm of an anchor
One of the lobes of a whale's tail
flukes
plural of fluke
liver fluke
flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans
fluke