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fluke
\fluːk\
flukes
\fluːks\

fluke \fluːk\

  1. Coup de chance.
    • A fluke is a lucky or improbable occurrence, with the implication that the occurrence could not be repeated.
      Un coup de chance est une occurrence chanceuse ou improbable, avec le sous-entendu que ladite occurrence ne pourrait pas se répéter.
    • The first goal was just a fluke.
      Le premier but était juste un coup de chance.
  2. Chacune des deux moitiés de la nageoire caudale d’un cétacé (baleine, dauphin).
    • A fluke is either of the two lobes of a whale’s or similar creature’s tail.
    • The dolphin had an open wound on the left fluke of its tail where the propeller had injured it.
  3. (Marine) Crochet (d’une ancre).
    • A fluke is any of the triangular blades at the end of an anchor, designed to catch the ground.
    • The fluke of the anchor was wedged between two outcroppings of rock and could not be dislodged.
  4. Douve.
    • A fluke is a trematode; a parasitic flatworm of the trematoda class, related to the tapeworm.
    • The man had become infected with flukes after eating a meal of raw fish.

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