Definitions for mackinaw

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mackinaw, Mackinaw coat(noun)

    a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material

  2. mackinaw, Mackinaw blanket(noun)

    a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States

  3. mackinaw, Mackinaw boat(noun)

    a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes

  4. mackinaw(noun)

    a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design


  1. mackinaw(Noun)

    A heavy, woolen cloth.

  2. mackinaw(Noun)

    A blanket made of wool formerly distributed to the Amerindians by the U.S. government.

  3. mackinaw(Noun)

    A cargo boat, with a large flat bottom and sharp ends, formerly used on the Great Lakes and the Missouri River (to a lesser extent, elsewhere).

  4. mackinaw(Noun)

    A schooner-rigged boat once used on the Great Lakes.

  5. Origin: Representing an earlier colloquial pronunciation of Mackinac, a strait between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, an island in the strait, and an important trading-post on the island; ultimately from mishinii-makinaang.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mackinaw

    a thick blanket formerly in common use in the western part of the United States

  2. Origin: [From Mackinac, the State of Michigan, where blankets and other stores were distributed to the Indians.]


  1. Mackinaw

    Mackinaw is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,452 at the 2000 census. Mackinaw is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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