HyperDic: fluke

English > 5 senses of the word fluke:
NOUNphenomenonfluke, good luck, good fortunea stroke of luck
artifactflukea barb on a harpoon or arrow
artifactfluke, flueflat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
animalflukeeither of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
animalfluke, trematode, trematode wormparasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
fluke > pronunciation
Soundsfluw'k
Rhymesarchduke ... Wouk: 14 rhymes with uwk...
English > fluke: 5 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA stroke of luck.
Synonymsgood luck, good fortune
Narrowerserendipitygood luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
Broaderluck, fortuneAn unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
Spanishbuena fortuna, buena suerte, buenaventura, chiripa, churra, evento fortuito
Catalanxamba
Adjectivesfluky, flukeysubject to accident or chance or change
English > fluke: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA barb on a harpoon or arrow.
Part ofharpoonA spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing
BroaderbarbA subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
Spanishuña
English > fluke: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningFlat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor.
Synonymflue
Part ofanchor, ground tackleA mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
BroaderprojectionAny structure that branches out from a central support
English > fluke: 5 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningEither of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean.
Part ofcetacean, cetacean mammal, blowerlarge aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including
BroadertailThe posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
English > fluke: 5 senses > noun 5, animal
MeaningParasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host.
Synonymstrematode, trematode worm
Member ofTrematoda, class TrematodaParasitic flatworms (including flukes)
NarrowerFasciolopsis buskifluke that is parasitic on humans and swine
liver fluke, Fasciola hepaticaflatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans
schistosome, blood flukeflatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals
Broaderflatworm, platyhelminthParasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
Spanishtrematodo
Catalantrematode, trematodo

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