American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- Local, U. S. A short, heavy, double-breasted plaid coat, the design of which is large and striking.
- 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
- 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)
- 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)
“[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.”
“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.”
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“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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If I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat.
Words taken from Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow.
For stuff to simply reside.
Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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