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fluke

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noun \ˈflük\

Definition of fluke

  1. 1 :  flatfish

  2. 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

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fluke

noun

Definition of fluke

  1. 1 :  the part of an anchor that fastens in the ground — see anchor illustration

  2. 2 :  one of the lobes of a whale's tail



Origin of fluke

perhaps from 1fluke


First Known Use: 1561


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fluke

noun

Definition of fluke

  1. 1 :  an accidentally successful stroke at billiards or pool

  2. 2 :  a stroke of luck <the discovery was a fluke>



Origin of fluke

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1857


Medical Dictionary

fluke

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noun \ˈflük\

Medical Definition of fluke

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





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