from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A raincoat.
- n. Chiefly British A lightweight, waterproof fabric that was originally of rubberized cotton.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A waterproof long coat made of rubberized cloth.
- n. By extension, any waterproof coat or raincoat.
- n. Waterproof rubberized cloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A waterproof outer garment; -- so called from the name of the inventor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment, particularly an overcoat or cloak, rendered water-proof by a solution of india-rubber, either applied on the surface as a coating or placed between two thicknesses of some cloth of suitable texture.
- n. Rubber cloth of the kind used in making a mackintosh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric
- n. a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
After Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), Scottish inventor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), who patented a type of rubberized cloth in 1823. Former trademark. The letter k is a later addition. (Wiktionary)