Chinook Chi*nook", n. 1. (Ethnol.) One of a tribe of North American Indians now living in the state of Washington, noted for the custom of flattening their skulls. Chinooks also called {Flathead Indians}. [1913 Webster]

2. A warm westerly wind from the country of the Chinooks, sometimes experienced on the slope of the Rocky Mountains, in Montana and the adjacent territory. [1913 Webster]

3. A jargon of words from various languages (the largest proportion of which is from that of the Chinooks) generally understood by all the Indian tribes of the northwestern territories of the United States. [1913 Webster]

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  • Chinook — [shə nook′, shəno͞ok′; chənook′, chə no͞ok′] n. pl. Chinooks or Chinook [< tsi núk, a Salish name for the Chinook tribe] 1. a member of a North American Indian people of the Columbia River valley and adjacent regions 2. either of two languages …   English World dictionary

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  • chinook — s.n. Vânt cald şi uscat care coboară dinspre Munţii Stâncoşi spre preria nord americană. [pron. şi núc. / < engl. chinook < cuv. indian]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 08.12.2004. Sursa: DN  CHINOOK I NÚC/ s. n. vânt cald şi uscat care coboară… …   Dicționar Român

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  • Chinook — /shi nook , noohk , chi /, n., pl. Chinooks, (esp. collectively) Chinook. 1. 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. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Chinook — Das Wort Chinook (Aussprache [ʃɪˈnʊk] oder [tʃɪˈnʊk]; vom Indianischen für „warmer Fallwind“ oder „starker Wind“) steht für: einen föhnartigen Fallwind an der Ostseite der Rocky Mountains, siehe Chinook (Wind) einen indianischen Volksstamm, siehe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chinook — El término Chinook hace referencia a varios artículos en wikipedia: Tribu y cultura Chinook: grupo de tribus amerindias del noroeste de Estados Unidos. Chinook: familia de lenguas hablada por estos pueblos. Animales Chinook: especie de salmón del …   Wikipedia Español

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