fluke

  1. a stroke of luck
  2. a barb on a harpoon or arrow
  3. flat blade-like projection on the arm of an anchor
  4. either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
  5. parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host

Fluke

the protruding arm of an anchor which digs into the sea bed

Fluke

The wedge-shaped part of an anchor's arms that digs into the bottom.
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fluke

(flldbomack) an organism of the class Trematoda, characterized by a body that is usually flat and often leaflike; flukes can infect the blood, liver, intestines, and lungs. Called also trematode. blood fluke a member of genus Schistosoma. intestinal fluke ...
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fluke

(from the article `anchor`) device, usually of metal, attached to a ship or boat by a cable or chain and lowered to the seabed to hold the vessel in a particular place by means ...
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fluke

(from the article `cetacean`) ...in all cetacea but the dwarf and pygmy sperm whales. Flippers help to steer, while the back muscles, which are very large, drive the tail to ...
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fluke

[n] - a barb on a harpoon or arrow 2. [n] - flat blade-like projection on the arm of an anchor 3. [n] - either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean 4. [n] - parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
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Fluke

• (n.) An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting. • (n.) 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. • (n.) The European flounder. See Flounder. • (n.) The part of an anchor which fastens i...
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fluke

trematode noun parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
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Fluke

Fluke (flūk) noun [ Confer Anglo-Saxon flōc a kind of flatfish, Icelandic flōki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zoology) The European flounder. See Flounder . [ Written also fleuk , flook , and flowk ]. [ 1913 Webster] 2.
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Fluke

Fluke transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Fluked ; present participle & verbal noun Fluking .] To get or score by a fluke; as, to fluke a play in billiards. [ Slang]
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fluke

1. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor. ... 2. <zoology> One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor. ... 3. An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting. ... 4. An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the Un...
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Fluke

A (Liver fluke) parasitic flatworm with a complex lifecycle involving snails and sheep/cattle.
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Fluke

A dynamic snow anchor that dives deeper as it moves. For use in soft snow where pickets will pull out. Because a fluke slows a fall rather than stops a fall, flukes should only be used on pitches where slowing a fall is adequate protection.
Found on http://santiamalpineclub.org/mountain/climbing/terms/

Fluke

a lucky shot that was not pre-planned
Found on http://www.fcsnooker.co.uk/coaching/beginners/glossary/glossary.htm

Fluke

a parasitic flatworm that can infest humans
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fluke

a stroke of luck
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fluke

any member of the invertebrate class Trematoda (phylum Platyhelminthes), a group of parasitic flatworms including nearly 6,000 species. Flukes occur ... [12 related articles]
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fluke

Any of various parasitic flatworms of the classes Monogenea and Digenea, that as adults live in and destroy the livers of sheep, cattle, horses, dogs, and humans. Monogenetic flukes can complete their life cycle in one host; digenetic flukes require two or more hosts, for example a snail and a human being, to complete their life cycle. Fluke...
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Fluke

Fluke is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Fluke

Fluke is slang for a lucky success.
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fluke

fluke, parasitic flatworm of the trematoda class, related to the tapeworm. Instead of the cilia, external sense organs, and epidermis of the free-living flatworms, adult flukes have sucking disks with which they cling to their hosts and an external cuticle that resists digestion by the host. In most...
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Fluke

Flukes, or fluke-worms is a name given to certain parasitic Scolecida (tape-worms, etc), belonging to the division of Platyelmia or Flat-worms, and included in the order Trematoda. They inhabit various situations in different animals - mostly in birds and fishes. The Distoma hepaticum exists in large numbers in the livers of sheep, and causes the d...
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Fluke

Half of a whale's tail. Two flukes together form the whale's flat, rigid tail. The tail moves up and down to propel the whale through water.
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Fluke

If something great happened to you by chance that would be a fluke. When I was a kid my Mum lost her engagement ring on the beach and only realised half way home. We went back to the spot and she found it in the sand. That was a fluke.
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