What does the word fluke mean?

Usage examples for fluke

  1. Really perhaps two masks; not a bad fluke, that. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  2. " Perhaps I may have another day there," answered the old gentleman, with a pleased smile; for although they roasted him a good deal for mistaking an eagle for a raven, and only gave him credit for a " fluke," it was evident that he congratulated himself not a little on his achievement. – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. Then, lifting her hand, she placed it over Flukey's mouth and whispered: Fluke, Fluke, wake up! – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White