Definition Of fluke


a broad triangular plate on the arm of an anchor.

Hanging from the centre of the dome is an anchor shape with red and green lanterns at the end of the anchor flukes .

a flatfish, especially a flounder.

With flounder, sole, fluke , turbot, halibut, bass, trout, John Dory or orange roughy, we must tread lightly, especially with regard to bitterness.

a parasitic flatworm that typically has suckers and hooks for attachment to the host. Some species are of veterinary or medical importance.

In Asia the species is known to host parasitic lung flukes , which can infect humans if the crabs are eaten undercooked.

unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck.

their triumph was no fluke

Example Of fluke

  • Ambulocetus is cited as showing that spinal undulation evolved in whales before development of a tail fluke , but that claim was made when only one lumbar and one caudal vertebra were known.

  • And often the tail fluke of a whale or the back fin of a dolphin will show as a dark patch against the paler surface of the sea.

  • And you'll never know the joy that fans in the rest of the country will experience when the fluke happens and the Yankees lose this year.

  • As it turns out, they're not that great a side and that win was a bit of a fluke , but I think they've got the potential to make the finals - they just need a coach who isn't a bleached blonde surfer dude flake.

  • As may be imagined, this capture, not so much a fluke as a surprise gave me cause to rethink my fishing plans on the lake.

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