fluke fluke  /f ˈluk/

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In Korea a fluke, a small flat leaflike worm, laid its minute eggs in a creek.
  2. Either the infection is not very contagious, say the scoffers, or the Fort Dix flu cases were just a medical fluke.
  3. The mountain's name was a fluke.

News

  1. Current Loop Calibrator includes HART communications.

    With accuracy of 0.01% of reading, Fluke® 709H minimizes time it takes to measure or source, voltage or current, and power up loop. Test tool supports select set of HART universal and common practice commands. In communicator mode, technicians can read basic device information, perform diagnostic tests, and trim calibration on most HART-enabled transmitters. Calibrator also features built-in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. 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

  3. Fluke inside and out

    Top, Greg Hueth, Sea Girt, with a nice keeper caught in the Shark River. Above, Ken Morse, (right) and Chris Brand, of the Shark River Surf Anglers, get in on some river fluke action.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: MyCentralJersey.com

Quotes

  1. "I was in a golf cart and the driver took a sharp turn," Johnson said in a statement. "I wasn't holding on tight enough, landed awkwardly on the ground and heard a little pop. It was a fluke deal, but fortunately we're in the offseason and I...
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: CNN

  2. "We were standing on the sideline and it was like, 'We were in for one play in the quarter and it was an interception,"' Rivers said. "There was a little bit of disbelief. ...... You can't call it a fluke, those guys made plays, but that was...
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Philip Rivers Source: USA Today

  3. "They're in this position because they shoot the ball well," said Bryant. "It's not something that is just a fluke or one game where they got hot. They can get hot and stay hot. When that happens, you're dealing with a monster."
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Kobe Bryant Source: guardian.co.uk

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