Definition of Chinook
plural Chinook or Chinooks
1 : a member of an American Indian people of the north shore of the Columbia River at its mouth
2 : a Chinookan language of the Chinook and other nearby peoples
3 often not capitalized a : a warm moist southwest wind of the coast from Oregon northward b : a warm dry wind that descends the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
4 not capitalized : chinook salmon
Origin of chinook
Lower Chehalis (Salishan language of western Washington) c̓inúk, name of a Chinook village
First Known Use: 1795
Rhymes with chinook
bankbook, billhook, black book, blue book, boat hook, cant hook, caoutchouc, casebook, chapbook, checkbook, closed book, codebook, cookbook, daybook, duck hook, e-book, fishhook, gang hook, good book, guidebook, handbook, hornbook, hymnbook, Innsbruck, jump hook, logbook, make book, matchbook, mouth hook, nainsook, nonbook, notebook, outlook, passbook, Pembroke, phrase book, playbook, pothook, prayer book, promptbook, psalmbook, schoolbook, scrapbook, sketchbook, skyhook, songbook, sourcebook, studbook, stylebook, textbook, trade book, unhook, white book, Windhoek, wordbook, workbook, yearbook
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "Chinook"
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