Mackinaw coat

mackinaw

[mak-uh-naw]
noun
a short double-breasted coat of a thick woolen material, commonly plaid.
Also called Mackinaw coat, mackinaw coat.


Origin:
1755–65; spelling variant of Mackinac

mackinawed, adjective
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Mackinaw coat (ˈmækɪˌnɔː)
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) Also called: mackinaw a thick short double-breasted plaid coat
 
[C19: named after Mackinaw, variant of Mackinac]

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Mackinaw
"type of boat used on the Great Lakes," 1812, from Mackinac, port and island in Michigan, from Ojibway (Algonquian) mitchimakinak "many turtles," from mishiin- "be many" + mikinaak "snapping turtle." As a type of heavy blanket given to the Indians by the U.S. government, it is attested from 1822.
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