fluke

  • 1 Fluke — eines Buckelwals Zum Verg …

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  • 2 Fluke — may refer to:* Flounder, type of flatfish * Fluke (band), electronic dance music group * Fluke , 1995 film * Fluke (novel), 1977 novel * Fluke Corporation, manufacturer of electrical and electronic test equipment * Fluke, or, I Know Why the… …

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  • 3 Fluke — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Fluke puede referirse a: La película Fluke, dirigida por Carlo Carlei en 1995. El grupo musical británico Fluke. Obtenido de Fluke Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …

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  • 4 Fluke — (fl[=u]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}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the lobes of a whale s tail, so called from… …

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  • 5 Fluke — 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] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

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  • 6 Fluke — может относиться к: Fluke (группа), музыкальный коллектив в жанре electronic dance англ.), фильм 1995 г. Fluke (новелла), новелла 1977 г. Корпорация Fluke, производитель электрического и электронного испытательного оборудования …

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  • 7 Fluke — (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any American… …

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  • 8 fluke — [flu:k] n informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Origin unknown.] something good that happens because of luck ▪ He agreed that the second goal was a fluke. >fluky flukey adj ▪ a fluky win …

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  • 9 fluke — [ fluk ] noun count INFORMAL something that happens unexpectedly because of an accident or good luck: I think their last win was just a fluke. ╾ fluk|y adjective …

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  • 10 fluke — fluke; fluke·less; …

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  • 11 fluke — fluke1 [flo͞ok] n. [ME floke < OE floc, akin to ON floki < IE base * plāg , broad, flat > FLAG2, Ger flach, flat, level] 1. any of various flatfishes, esp. a genus (Paralichthys) of flounders 2. TREMATODE fluke2 [flo͞ok] …

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  • 12 Fluke — es un grupo de música británico, formado originalmente por Jon Fugler, Mike Tournier y Mike Bryant a finales de los 80 …

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  • 13 fluke — [n] chance occurrence accident, blessing, break, contingency, fortuity, fortunate, fortune, good fortune*, good luck, incident, lucky break*, odd chance, quirk, stroke of luck*, windfall; concepts 4,679,693 Ant. certainty, design, plan …

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  • 14 fluke — ► NOUN ▪ a lucky chance occurrence. ► VERB ▪ achieve by luck rather than skill. DERIVATIVES fluky (also flukey) adjective. ORIGIN perhaps a dialect word …

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  • 15 fluke — fluke1 /floohk/, n. 1. the part of an anchor that catches in the ground, esp. the flat triangular piece at the end of each arm. See diag. under anchor. 2. a barb, or the barbed head, of a harpoon, spear, arrow, or the like. 3. either half of the… …

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  • 16 Fluke — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Fluke peut faire référence à : Fluke, un groupe de musique électronique Fluke, un roman écrit par James Herbert, publié en 1977 Fluke, un film sorti… …

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  • 17 fluke — n. (colloq.) stroke of luck 1) a pure fluke 2) by a fluke (he won by a fluke) * * * [fluːk] (colloq.) [ stroke of luck ] a pure fluke by a fluke (he won by a fluke) …

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  • 18 fluke — {{11}}fluke (1) flat end of an arm of an anchor, 1560s, perhaps from FLUKE (Cf. fluke) (3) on resemblance of shape, or from Low Ger. flügel wing. Meaning whale s tail (in plural, flukes) is 1725. {{12}}fluke (2) lucky stroke, chance hit, 1857,… …

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  • 19 fluke — I [[t]fluk[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. the part of an anchor that catches in the ground, esp. the flat triangular piece at the end of each arm 2) the barbed head of a harpoon, spear, arrow, etc 3) zool. either half of the triangular tail of a whale • …

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  • 20 fluke — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a lucky accident (won by a fluke). 2 a chance breeze. v.tr. achieve by a fluke (fluked that shot). Etymology: 19th c.: perh. f. dial. fluke guess 2. n. 1 any parasitic flatworm of the class Digenea or Monogenea, including liver… …

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