- (stroke of luck) [colloquial]chiripa (feminine) [colloquial]by a flukede or por chiripapor (una) casualidad [colloquial]Example sentences
- Contrary to what Bettman might think, a fluke occurrence can not be used as precedent: after all, a fluke occurrence is by definition rare.
- We would say, in fact, that B's failure to castle was a fluke, bad luck with the random number generator.
- Luck, in the sense of a fluke occurrence, had nothing to do with it.
- (flatworm)Example sentences
- In Asia the species is known to host parasitic lung flukes, which can infect humans if the crabs are eaten undercooked.
- The medically important flatworms are further divided into the flukes and tapeworms (Cestoda).
- Primary common bile duct stones are more common in Asian populations because of the increased prevalence of flukes and parasitic infections, such as clonorchiasis, fascioliasis and ascariasis.
- 1 (of anchor)Example sentences
- Hanging from the centre of the dome is an anchor shape with red and green lanterns at the end of the anchor flukes.
- On Vanderlin, rubbish left by Asiatics: a wooden anchor with one fluke, three boat rudders of violet wood, remains of blue cotton trousers.
- At Zephyros, in 30m of water, the flukes of a sizeable anchor are visible, the chain running along the base of a cliff which rises spectacularly some 10m off the seabed.
- 2 (of whale's tail)Example sentences
- And often the tail fluke of a whale or the back fin of a dolphin will show as a dark patch against the paler surface of the sea.
- He said the sculpture would depict a whale with its flukes, or tail, raised in the air but could not say what size the sculpture would be.
- Calambokidis' team has photographed and recognized around 1,500 blue whales by tail fluke and back markings.
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