Definition of mackinaw
1 : a heavy woolen blanket formerly distributed by the U.S. government to the Indians
2a : a heavy cloth of wool or wool and other fibers often with a plaid design and usually heavily napped and feltedb : a short coat of mackinaw or similar heavy fabric
3 : mackinaw trout
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Guides Marc Christophel caught 19 mackinaw to five pounds in 2 1/2 hours on Tuesday.
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Origin and Etymology of mackinaw
Mackinaw (Mackinac), trading post at site of Mackinaw City, Michigan
First Known Use: 1833See Words from the same year
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Definition of mackinaw for Students
: a short heavy woolen coat
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