ALL meanings of chinook

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  • noun chinook a warm dry southwesterly wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains 3
  • noun chinook a warm moist wind blowing onto the Washington and Oregon coasts from the sea 3
  • noun chinook a Native American people of the Pacific coast near the Columbia River 3
  • noun chinook the language of this people, probably forming a separate branch of the Penutian phylum 3
  • noun chinook a member of a North American Indian people of the Columbia River valley and adjacent regions 3
  • noun chinook either of two languages spoken by this people, Lower Chinook, now extinct, and Upper Chinook, still spoken in Oregon and Washington 3
  • noun chinook Chinook jargon 3
  • noun chinook the warm, dry wind blowing intermittently down the east side of the Rockies during the winter and early spring, which causes the rapid thawing of snow 3
  • noun chinook A warm dry wind that blows down the east side of the Rocky Mountains at the end of winter. 1
  • noun plural chinook a member of a formerly numerous North American Indian people originally inhabiting the northern shore of the mouth of the Columbia River and the adjacent territory. 1
  • noun plural chinook either of the two languages of the Chinook Indians. Compare Lower Chinook, Upper Chinook. 1
  • noun plural chinook (lowercase) a warm, dry wind that blows at intervals down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. 1
  • noun plural chinook (lowercase) chinook salmon. 1
  • noun plural chinook a U.S. Army cargo helicopter in service since 1962 and capable of ferrying 12 tons of supplies and troops. 1
  • noun chinook (Canada, physics, meteorology) The descending, warm, dry wind on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. The chinook generally blows from the southwest, but its direction may be modified by topography. When it sets in after a spell of intense cold, the temperature may rise by 20–40°F in 15 minutes due to replacement of a cold air mass with a much warmer air mass in minutes. 0
  • noun chinook The chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). 0
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