Coincident vs Fluke - What's the difference?
As a verb coincident
As a proper noun fluke is
(of two events) Occurring at the same time.
(of two objects) Being in the same location.
Being in accordance, matching.
- Christianity teaches nothing but what is perfectly suitable to, and coincident with, the ruling principles of a virtuous and well-inclined man.
Of uncertain or obscure origin. It seems to have originally referred to a lucky shot at billiards.
A lucky or improbable occurrence, with the implication that the occurrence could not be repeated.
- The first goal was just a fluke .
To obtain a successful outcome by pure chance.
(snooker) To fortuitously pot a ball in an unintended way.
- I fluked a pass in the multiple-choice exam.
- He fluked the other red into the middle pocket, despite the double kiss.
A trematode; a parasitic flatworm of the Trematoda class, related to the tapeworm.
- The man had become infected with flukes after eating a meal of raw fish.
Possibly as Etymology 2 or from (etyl)
Either of the two lobes of a whale's or similar creature's tail.
(nautical) Any of the triangular blades at the end of an anchor, designed to catch the ground.
- The dolphin had an open wound on the left fluke of its tail where the propeller had injured it.
A metal hook on the head of certain staff weapons (such as a ), made in various forms depending on function, whether used for grappling or to penetrate armour when swung at an opponent.
- The fluke of the anchor was wedged between two outcroppings of rock and could not be dislodged.
In general, a winglike formation on a central piece.
- The polearm had a wide, sharpened fluke attached to the central point.
- After casting the bronze statue, we filed down the flukes and spurs from the molding process.
* turn flukes
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