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1fluke

noun \ˈflük\

Definition of FLUKE

1
:  flatfish
2
:  a flattened digenetic trematode worm; broadly :  trematode — compare liver fluke

Origin of FLUKE

Middle English floke, fluke, from Old English flōc; akin to Old English flōh chip, Old High German flah smooth, Greek plax flat surface, and probably to Old English flōr floor — more at floor
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Fishes Terms

char, chum, ichthyology, smelt, tetra, turbot

Rhymes with FLUKE

2fluke

noun

Definition of FLUKE

1
:  the part of an anchor that fastens in the ground — see anchor illustration
2
:  one of the lobes of a whale's tail

Origin of FLUKE

perhaps from 1fluke
First Known Use: 1561

3fluke

noun

Definition of FLUKE

1
:  an accidentally successful stroke at billiards or pool
2
:  a stroke of luck <the discovery was a fluke>

Origin of FLUKE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1857
Medical Dictionary

fluke

noun \ˈflük\

Medical Definition of FLUKE

:  a flattened digenetic trematode worm; broadly :  trematode—see liver fluke

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expeditious Hear it
efficient or prompt
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