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mackinaw

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mackinaw

noun mack·i·naw \ˈma-kə-ˌn\

Definition of MACKINAW

1
:  a heavy woolen blanket formerly distributed by the United States government to the Indians
2
a :  a heavy cloth of wool or wool and other fibers often with a plaid design and usually heavily napped and felted
b :  a short coat of mackinaw or similar heavy fabric

Origin of MACKINAW

Mackinaw (Mackinac), trading post at site of Mackinaw City, Michigan
First Known Use: 1833

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