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noun mack·i·naw \ ˈma-kə-ˌnȯ \

Definition of mackinaw

1 :a heavy woolen blanket formerly distributed by the U.S. 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

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Origin and Etymology of mackinaw

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


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mackinaw

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noun mack·i·naw \ ˈma-kə-ˌnȯ \

Definition of mackinaw for Students

:a short heavy woolen coat


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