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Definition of "flukes" []

  • Plural form of fluke. (noun)

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Use "flukes" in a sentence
  • "In the livers of sick sheep were lodged parasites in the shape of leaves, called flukes after their resemblance to flounder floc in Anglo-Saxon."
  • ""There go flukes!" cried the look-out as the whale dived and tossed its flukes, that is its tail, in the air, not more than a mile on the lee-bow; "she's heading right for the ship.""
  • "Trematode worms - or "flukes" - commonly afflict mollusks today, and these invaders often use mollusks as intermediate hosts in their life cycles."