Chinook: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shi-nook', -nk', chi-), [key]
— pl. -nooks, -nook.
- 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.
- either of the two languages of the Chinook Indians. Cf. Lower Chinook, Upper Chinook.
- (l.c.) a warm, dry wind that blows at intervals down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
- (l.c.) See
- a U.S. Army cargo helicopter in service since 1962 and capable of ferrying 12 tons of supplies and troops.
- chinook (Thesaurus)