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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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mackinaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mackinaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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