Definition of Fluke

  • (n.) The European flounder. See Flounder.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor.
  • (n.) One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.
  • (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.

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