chinook chinook  /ʃɪ ˈnʊk/


  1. (n) a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
  2. (n) a member of an important North American Indian people who controlled the mouth of the Columbia river; they were organized into settlements rather than tribes
  3. (n) pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
  4. (n) a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook
  5. (n) large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning


  • The broad-beamed chinook salmon were coming home from the sea.


  1. Three areas of the Snake River reopen for hatchery spring chinook

    A small boost in the inseason Columbia upriver spring chinook forecast will allow three areas of the Snake River to briefly reopen for hatchery spring chinook fishing. The Clarkston area of the Snake will be the first to open this Friday and Saturday (June 14-15), and fishing will be allowed Fr
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Westport and Ilwaco hatchery chinook fishing still erratic, but good news is more fish are staging to the north

    So the latest word on the ocean hatchery chinook salmon fishery off Westport and Ilwaco shows a mixed bag of results with action being good one day and lousy the next. “In Westport we ended the weekend with a 0.26 fish per person average,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife co
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Chinook canoe trip celebrates lower Columbia

    Members of the Chinook Indian Nation and friends plan to finish a five-day paddle down the lower Columbia River in traditional canoes on Friday at Chinook Point at Fort Columbia State Park at the mouth of the river.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. The former Soviet-era helicopters "have similar capacity to a Chinook," MacKay told reporters Wednesday heading into the Conservative caucus summer retreat in Levis, Que. "So they're heavy-lift......They'll be used to transport materials...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Peter MacKay Source: Winnipeg Sun

  2. Mr Ainsworth said: "Our forces on the frontline in Afghanistan repeatedly tell me that Chinook are indispensable on operations. I am therefore delighted to announce plans to deliver more of these robust, effective and proven battle-winning...
    on Dec 15, 2009 By: Bob Ainsworth Source:

  3. "Today, nearly seven years since they were delivered, the Chinook Mk3s are still languishing in climate-controlled hangers, despite the fact that they are desperately needed on operations in Afghanistan," Mr Leigh said.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Edward Leigh Source: Times Online

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