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fluke



Pronunciation: (flOOk), [key]
n.
1. the part of an anchor that catches in the ground, esp. the flat triangular piece at the end of each arm. See diag. under anchor.
2. a barb, or the barbed head, of a harpoon, spear, arrow, or the like.
3. either half of the triangular tail of a whale.

fluke



Pronunciation: (flOOk), [key]
n.
1. an accidental advantage; stroke of good luck: He got the job by a fluke.
2. an accident or chance happening.
3. an accidentally successful stroke, as in billiards.

fluke



Pronunciation: (flOOk), [key]
n.
1. any of several American flounders of the genus Paralichthys, esp. P. dentatus, found in the Atlantic Ocean.
2. any of various other flatfishes.
3. a trematode.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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