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Definition 1: parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for fluke in the sense of this definition

(fluke is a kind of ...) parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body

(... is a kind of fluke ) flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans

(... is a kind of fluke ) fluke that is parasitic on humans and swine; common in eastern Asia

(... is a kind of fluke ) flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals

(... is a member of fluke) parasitic flatworms (including flukes)

Definition 2: either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean - [noun denoting animal]

(fluke is a kind of ...) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

(... is part of fluke) large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals

Definition 3: flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fluke in the sense of this definition

(fluke is a kind of ...) any structure that branches out from a central support

(... is part of fluke) a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

Definition 4: a barb on a harpoon or arrow - [noun denoting artifact]

(fluke is a kind of ...) a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

(... is part of fluke) a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it

Definition 5: a stroke of luck - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for fluke in the sense of this definition

(fluke is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of fluke ) good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

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