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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host; Either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean; Flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor; A barb on a harpoon or arrow; A stroke of luck.

Usage examples (40)
  • He got the job by a fluke.
  • No matter what time of year I'm fishing, a fluke is the first bait I'll tie on.
  • "If they make it I wouldn't say the word fluke, but it's going to be very difficult."
  • It's unclear if the bigger jump in unemployment for black workers is a short-term fluke, said for more
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