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Meaning of fluke

fluke

Pronunciation: (flk), [key]
— n.
  1. the part of an anchor that catches in the ground, esp. the flat triangular piece at the end of each arm. See diag. under
  2. a barb, or the barbed head, of a harpoon, spear, arrow, or the like.
  3. either half of the triangular tail of a whale.

fluke

Pronunciation: (flk), [key]
— n.
  1. an accidental advantage; stroke of good luck: He got the job by a fluke.
  2. an accident or chance happening.
  3. an accidentally successful stroke, as in billiards.

fluke

Pronunciation: (flk), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several American flounders of the genus Paralichthys, esp. P. dentatus, found in the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. any of various other flatfishes.
  3. a trematode.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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