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Synonyms for fluke

Synonyms for fluke

Synonyms for fluke

a stroke of luck

a barb on a harpoon or arrow

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flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor

either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean

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Then," said Raffles, "it was the kind of fluke I always trusted you to make when runs were wanted.
For old Ewbank hadn't quite appreciated me till then; he was a hard nut, a much older man than myself, and I felt pretty sure he thought me young for the place, and my supposed feat a fluke.
Flukes are no longer associated with warm, wet regions only
Additionally, research more closely links liver flukes with reproduction problems in cattle.
While collecting beef quality data, researchers from the University of Nebraska found liver flukes in cattle from 17 Nebraska counties which had no previous history of flukes.