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mackinaw

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noun mack·i·naw \ˈma-kə-ˌnȯ\

Definition of mackinaw

  1. 1 :  a heavy woolen blanket formerly distributed by the United States government to the Indians

  2. 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

  3. 3 :  mackinaw trout



Origin of mackinaw

Mackinaw (Mackinac), trading post at site of Mackinaw City, Michigan


First Known Use: 1833


MACKINAW Defined for Kids

mackinaw

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noun mack·i·naw \ˈma-kə-ˌnȯ\

Definition of mackinaw for Students

  1. :  a short heavy woolen coat




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