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  1. mackinaw, Mackinaw boat(noun)

    a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes


  1. mackinaw boat(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).

  2. mackinaw boat(Noun)

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


  1. Mackinaw boat

    The Mackinaw boat is a loose term for a light, open sailboat used in the interior of North America during the fur trading era. Within this term two different Mackinaw boats evolved: one for use on the upper Great Lakes, and the other for use on the upper Missouri River and its principal tributaries.


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