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Variant of mackintosh.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of mackintosh
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Macintosh- A raincoat, named for Charles Macintosh (Scottish inventor, 1766-1843), who discovered how to waterproof fabric with rubber.
See also related terms for rubber.
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|Noun||1.||macintosh - a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric|
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
|2.||macintosh - a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric|
oilskin, slicker - a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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