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Fluke (fl&ū;k or fl&oō_;k), n. [Cf. AS. fl&ō;c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl&ō;ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo&ö;l.) The European flounder. See Flounder. [Written also fleuk, flook, and flowk.]
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2. (Zo&ö;l.) Any American flounder of the genus Paralichthys, especially Paralicthys dentatus, found in the Atlantic Ocean and in adjacent bays. RHUD

3. (Zo&ö;l.) A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a flat, lanceolate body and two suckers. Two species (Fasciola hepatica and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce the disease called rot.
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Fluke (fl&ū;k), n. [Cf. LG. flunk, flunka wing, the palm of an anchor; perh. akin to E. fly.] 1. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor.
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2. (Zo&ö;l.) One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.
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3. An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.
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4. An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the United States); hence, any accidental or unexpected advantage; as, he won by a fluke. [Cant, Eng.] A. Trollope.
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Fluke (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Fluked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fluking (?).] To get or score by a fluke; as, to fluke a play in billiards. [Slang]
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