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See also: Chinook
chinook (plural chinooks)
- (Canada, physics, meteorology) The descending, warm, dry wind on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains that generally blows from the southwest and can rapidly increase the temperature due to the much warmer air it brings.
- The chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).
the descending, warm, dry wind on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains.
Source: FM 3-6 Field Behavior of NBC Agents.