mackintosh

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noun mack·in·tosh \ˈma-kən-ˌtäsh\
variants: or less commonly

macintosh

Definition of mackintosh

  1. 1 chiefly British :  raincoat

  2. 2 :  a lightweight waterproof fabric originally of rubberized cotton

Examples of mackintosh in a Sentence

  1. be sure to wear a mackintosh while hiking over the misty mountains of England's Lake District

Origin and Etymology of mackintosh

Charles Macintosh †1843 Scottish chemist & inventor



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