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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.

Fluke Quotations

The essential truth is that sometimes you're worried that they'll find out it's a fluke, that you don't really have it. You've lost the muse or - the worst dread - you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on.
Robin Williams

In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
Althea Gibson

I wasn't campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you've got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time.
Patrick Stewart

Show business is - you're there by somebody's fluke. And as long as somebody likes you, and the show is going well, you're fine. I'd do anything. There's so much I want to do.
Joan Rivers

Getting into television was a total fluke.
Sandra Bullock
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Fluke Translations

fluke in Spanish is chiripa
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