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English noun: fluke

1. fluke (phenomenon) a stroke of luck

Synonymsgood fortune, good luck

Broader (hypernym)fortune, luck

Narrower (hyponym)serendipity

2. fluke (artifact) a barb on a harpoon or arrow

Broader (hypernym)barb

Part meronymharpoon

3. fluke (artifact) flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor


Broader (hypernym)projection

Part meronymanchor, ground tackle

4. fluke (animal) either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean

Broader (hypernym)tail

Part meronymblower, cetacean, cetacean mammal

5. fluke (animal) parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host

Synonymstrematode, trematode worm

Broader (hypernym)flatworm, platyhelminth

Narrower (hyponym)blood fluke, Fasciola hepatica, Fasciolopsis buski, liver fluke, schistosome

Member meronymclass Trematoda, Trematoda

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