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1. A short, double-breasted coat of heavy, usually plaid, woolen material.
2. The cloth from which such a coat is made, usually of wool, often with a heavy nap.
a. A flatbottom boat pointed at both ends and often rigged as a schooner, historically used on the upper Great Lakes.
b. A flatbottom boat historically used on the Missouri River and its tributaries.
[After Old Mackinac, a fort on the site of present-day Mackinaw City in northern Michigan.]
1. A heavy blanket formerly supplied to Indians of the Northwest by the U.S. Government.
2. A coat made of mackinaw-like material.
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|Noun||1.||mackinaw - a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material|
coat - an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
|2.||mackinaw - a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States|
|3.||mackinaw - a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes|
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
|4.||mackinaw - a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design|