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Definition of Fluke

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

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 have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating.
Diablo Cody

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

Getting into television was a total fluke.
Sandra Bullock

Landing on 'Morning Joe' wasn't a fluke. I was a poli sci major in college. I interned at the CBS political unit, covered conventions.
Willie Geist
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Fluke Translations

fluke in Spanish is chiripa