Definitions of fluke

  1. To get or score by a fluke; as, to fluke a play in billiards.
  2. either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
  3. a barb on a harpoon or arrow
  4. parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
  5. The European flounder. See Flounder.
  6. 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.
  7. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor.
  8. One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.
  9. An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.
  10. 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.
  11. The broad part of an anchor which is fixed into the ground; one of the two lobes or ends of a whale's tail; a lucky chance stroke in billiards.
  12. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground.
  13. Part of an anchor which holds to the ground.
  14. The part of an anchor that holds to the ground; a lobe of a whale's tail; a barb on a harpoon.
  15. That part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a section of the tail of a whale; a ehance successful hit.
  16. A flat- fish much like the flounder.
  17. That part of an anchor which catches the ground.
  18. The broad part of the anchor which fastens in the ground.
  19. A fish called a flounder.
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