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Definition of Fluke


  1. The European flounder. See Flounder.
  2. 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.
  3. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor.
  4. One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.
  5. An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.
  6. 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.
  7. To get or score by a fluke; as, to fluke a play in billiards.
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Fluke Translations

fluke in Spanish is chiripa