Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resulting from or depending on mere chance.
  • adj. Constantly shifting; uncertain: a fluky wind.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of flukey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed like, or having, a fluke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed like or having a fluke or flukes.
  • Of the nature of a fluke or lucky chance; obtained by chance rather than by skill.
  • Also flooky.
  • Uncertain; shifty: said of the wind. Also flooky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. subject to accident or chance or change

Etymologies

From fluke3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Doug Weight beat Gerber with a wrist shot from the slot while on the power play at 3: 53 and Demitra increased the lead in fluky fashion.

    NHL - National Hockey League - Anaheim vs. St Louis

  • Bentley won office in what Powell and Stewart both describe as a fluky election.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Clippard's latest vultured win was kind of fluky, but what happened once he left was not.

    Tyler Clippard, and the Nationals bullpen, win again

  • I arrived nearly a week ago to the kind of fluky shirtsleeve temperatures that sometimes visit the winter Rockies.

    Fly Fishing for Trout in Winter

  • "Their first goal was kind of fluky," Thornton said.

    USATODAY.com

  • "The few goals Montreal scored were kind of fluky, but I was pleased with the way they played," said Sharks coach Ron Wilson, whose team outshot Montreal, 18-10, over the final 24 minutes.

    NHL - National Hockey League - Montreal vs. San Jose

  • Mr James said it was "quite an extraordinary achievement" that almost 90 per cent of companies had been profitable, considering the "fluky" business conditions in the second half of the 2009 calendar year.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • "They weren't exactly the prettiest of goals, kind of fluky ones that squeaked in, but we can't sit and pout and feel sorry for ourselves," Detroit forward Todd Bertuzzi said.

    Ottawa Sun

  • Public enemy #1 for many Met fans, Rollins's home run power surge during 2006-2007 looks kind of fluky given his HR / FB\% during that span.

    Amazin' Avenue

  • He lost control on the fastest section of the course, traveling at over 120 kilometers per hour, or 75 miles per hour, after what he termed a combination of "fluky" developments, including flat light, an unexpected bump, an ill-timed collision with a gate and soft snow just off the icy track that caught one of his ski tips.

    International Herald Tribune - World News, Analysis, and Global Opinions

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