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mackinaw

mack·i·naw

 (măk′ə-nô′)
n.
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.
3.
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.]
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Mackinaw

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mackinaw - a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen materialmackinaw - 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 Statesmackinaw - a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States
blanket, cover - bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
3.Mackinaw - a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakesmackinaw - 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 designmackinaw - a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design
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"
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