Definitions for mackinaw
mackinaw, Mackinaw coat(noun)
a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material
mackinaw, Mackinaw blanket(noun)
a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States
mackinaw, Mackinaw boat(noun)
a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes
a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design
A heavy, woolen cloth.
A blanket made of wool formerly distributed to the Amerindians by the U.S. government.
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).
A schooner-rigged boat once used on the Great Lakes.
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.
a thick blanket formerly in common use in the western part of the United States