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Noun: fluke  flook
  1. A stroke of luck
    - good luck, good fortune
  2. A barb on a harpoon or arrow
  3. Flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
    - flue
  4. Either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
  5. Parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
    - trematode, trematode worm
Verb: fluke  flook
  1. Achieve by good luck

Derived forms: fluked, flukes, fluking

Type of: barb, flatworm, fortune, luck, platyhelminth, projection, tail

Part of: anchor, blower, cetacean, cetacean mammal, class Trematoda, ground tackle, harpoon, Trematoda

Encyclopedia: Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings