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  • n. Any body of saltwater, especially the ocean.


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


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  • Salt chuck comes from salt from English, and chuck which is Chinook for water.
    Salt water.

    February 4, 2013