fluke : Common Errors in English

About fluke

A fluke was originally a lucky stroke in billiards, and it still means a fortunate chance event. It is nonstandard to use the word to label an unfortunate chance event. There are lucky flukes, but no unlucky ones.

fluke Meaning(s)

  • (n) a stroke of luck
  • (n) a barb on a harpoon or arrow
  • (n) flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
  • (n) either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
  • (n) parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host

fluke in News

  1. Woodbridge fluke tournament to benefit boy battling cancer

    The Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac Fluke Tournament will be held 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Sewaren Boat Launch. Cost is $125 per boat. Cash prizes, based on 40 boats, range from $1,000 for first place to $150 for fourth place and $100 for junior angler.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MyCentralJersey.com

  2. Development at youth levels pays off with USA Hockey's record world championships success

    USA Hockey's recent world championship success is no fluke. It is the result of years of work at the national and local levels. For the first time, the Colorado Springs-based organization led the world in medals at the six International Ice Hockey Federation championships with three golds, including one in inline this past weekend, two silvers and a bronze. The governing body's strong showing ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

  3. New Fluke Networks Family of Certification Tools Improve Profitability For Cable Installers

    EVERETT, Wash., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Fluke Networks today announced its new family of Versiv™ Cable Certification Testers designed to help data communications installers more quickly, accurately ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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