Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fluke

5 senses of fluke

Sense 1
good luck, fluke, good fortune -- (a stroke of luck)
       => luck, fortune -- (an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome; "it was my good luck to be there"; "they say luck is a lady"; "it was as if fortune guided his hand")

Sense 2
fluke -- (a barb on a harpoon or arrow)
       => barb -- (a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove)

Sense 3
fluke, flue -- (flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor)
       => projection -- (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Sense 4
fluke -- (either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean)
       => tail -- (the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body)

Sense 5
fluke, trematode, trematode worm -- (parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host)
       => flatworm, platyhelminth -- (parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body)

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