Saltchuck meaning

(British Columbia, Washington, Pacific Northwest) Any body of saltwater, especially the ocean.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of saltchuck - salt-chuck

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
saltchuck
Plural:
saltchucks

Origin of saltchuck

  • From Chinook Jargon saltchuck (“saltwater, the sea”), from salt (“salt”) (from English salt) + chuck (“water”) from Nootka ča'úk (“water”).

    From Wiktionary