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
[Page 55] * A mackinaw is a short, rough coat of material much like a grey horse blanket.
Lake trout, also called mackinaw, are, beyond any reasonable doubt, the primary culprits in the decline of the Blue Mesa salmon fishery.
Naethe's 150 lake trout, also known as mackinaw, gave him a total of 434 as the seven weekend-long tournament passed the halfway point.
It provides lake trout, also known as mackinaw, and whitefish to as many as nine organizations, including the Kalispell Indian tribe, groups in Spokane, Wash., and the Sandpoint food bank, Fish and Game officials said.
[* A mackinaw is a short, rough coat of material much like a grey horse blanket.
Bettles turned up the collar of his mackinaw jacket and stared about him helplessly.
He shoved a hand into the big pocket of his mackinaw jacket and pulled out a dingy leather-bound volume of venerable appearance.
Cant wait might get a Filson mackinaw hunting coat those things are so warm and American made. whats your opinion on it and filson
Cant wait might get a Filson mackinaw hunting coat those things are so warm and American made. whats your opinion on it and fils | Field & Stream
Clasped outside his mackinaw jacket, a beaded belt held two large Colt's revolvers and a hunting-knife, while he carried, in addition to the inevitable dog whip, a smokeless rifle of the largest bore and latest pattern.
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