There are 3 definitions of fluke in English:

fluke1

Syllabification: fluke
Pronunciation: /flo͞ok
 
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noun

Unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck: their triumph was no fluke
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  • 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.
Synonyms
chance, coincidence, accident, twist of fate; piece of luck, stroke of good luck/fortune, serendipity

Origin

mid 19th century (originally a term in games such as billiards denoting a lucky stroke): perhaps a dialect word.

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There are 3 definitions of fluke in English:

fluke2

Syllabification: fluke
Pronunciation: /flo͞ok
 
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noun

1A parasitic flatworm that typically has suckers and hooks for attachment to the host. Some species are of veterinary or medical importance.
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  • 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.
2chiefly dialect or North American A flatfish, especially a flounder.
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  • With flounder, sole, fluke, turbot, halibut, bass, trout, John Dory or orange roughy, we must tread lightly, especially with regard to bitterness.
  • Seafood specialties like halibut, fluke, and grouper and the unique world of micro greens have done much to influence his opinion of American food culture.
  • The fluke, a flatfish similar to flounder, scratched that special itch for me.

Origin

Old English flōc ( (sense 2)), of Germanic origin; related to German flach 'flat'.

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There are 3 definitions of fluke in English:

fluke3

Syllabification: fluke
Pronunciation: /flo͞ok
 
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noun

1A broad triangular plate on the arm of an anchor.
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  • 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.
1.1Either of the lobes of a whale’s tail.
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  • 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.

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps from fluke2 (because of the shape).

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