from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short, double-breasted coat of heavy, usually plaid, woolen material.
- n. The cloth from which such a coat is made, usually of wool, often with a heavy nap.
- n. A flatbottom boat with a pointed bow and square stern, once used on the upper Great Lakes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A heavy, woolen cloth.
- n. A blanket made of wool formerly distributed to the Amerindians by the U.S. government.
- n. A cargo boat, with a large flat bottom and sharp ends, formerly used on the Great Lakes and the Missouri River (to a lesser extent, elsewhere).
- n. A schooner-rigged boat once used on the Great Lakes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A flat-bottomed boat with a pointed prow and square stern, using oars or sails or both, used esp. on the upper Great Lakes and their tributaries.
- A short, heavy, double-breasted plaid coat, the design of which is large and striking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material
- n. a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes
- n. a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States
- n. a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design
After Old Mackinac, a fort on the site of present-day and Mackinaw City in northern Michigan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Representing an earlier colloquial pronunciation of Mackinac, a strait between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, an island in the strait, and an important trading-post on the island; ultimately from Ojibwe mishinii-makinaang ("at the place of many snapping turtles"). (Wiktionary)