noun, plural Chi·nooks, (especially collectively) Chi·nook.
Examples from the Web for chinook
The Chinook vibrated with deeper and deeper groans until its twin engines managed to heave up our dead weight.
The note promised to send more pictures “like before,” and included a photograph of a Chinook helicopter unloading supplies.Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead|Kim Barker|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chinook For this crowd, a spelling bee is no matter to be joked about.Fainting, Confusion, Screams: The 9 Best Spelling Bee Stumpers (VIDEO)|Anna Klassen|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Next he says a double rotor Chinook landed inside the compound.
If the chinook comes up the valley kissing this snow before I get back you'll get away; I'd give even a wolf a fighting chance.Bulldog Carney|W. A. Fraser
In the mean time Serge was talking to the natives in Chinook jargon.
The girl said something to the officer in the Chinook language.Northern Lights|Gilbert Parker
Now and then when the Indian's sense of humour got the best of him he varied his Chinook jargon with Wild shrieks of laughter.Lady Luck|Hugh Wiley
Jimmy saw its surface rippled, for a Chinook wind blew and the frost was gone.Northwest!|Harold Bindloss
Word Origin for chinook
name for a group of related native people in the Columbia River region of Washington and Oregon, from Salishan /činuk/, name of a village site. Name also extended to a type of salmon (1851) and warm spring wind. Chinook jargon was a mishmash of native (Chinook and Nootka), French, and English words; it once was lingua franca in the Pacific Northwest, and it is the earliest attested use of the word (1840).