mackintosh

[mak-in-tosh]
noun
1.
a raincoat made of rubberized cloth.
2.
such cloth.
3.
Chiefly British. any raincoat.
Also, macintosh.


Origin:
1830–40; after Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), its inventor

mackintoshed, adjective
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Mackintosh

[mak-in-tosh]
noun
Charles Rennie [ren-ee] , 1868–1928, Scottish architect and designer.
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mackintosh or macintosh (ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ)
 
n
1.  a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized cloth
2.  such cloth
3.  any raincoat
 
[C19: named after Charles Macintosh (1760--1843), who invented it]
 
macintosh or macintosh
 
n
 
[C19: named after Charles Macintosh (1760--1843), who invented it]

Mackintosh (ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ)
 
n
1.  Sir Cameron (Anthony). born 1946, British producer of musicals and theatre owner; his productions include Cats (1981), Les Misérables (1985), Miss Saigon (1987), and My Fair Lady (2001)
2.  Charles Rennie. 1868--1928, Scottish architect and artist, exponent of the Art Nouveau style; designer of the Glasgow School of Art (1896)

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mackintosh
"waterproof outer coat," 1836, named for Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), inventor of a waterproofing process (patent #4804, June 17, 1823). The surname is from Gael. Mac an toisich "Son of the chieftain."
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mackintosh

waterproof outercoat or raincoat, named after a Scottish chemist, Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), who invented the waterproof material that bears his name. The fabric used for a mackintosh was made waterproof by cementing two thicknesses of it together with rubber dissolved in a coal-tar naphtha solution

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As a state-school educated, regionally-accented, mackintosh-wearing commoner he personified the break with the old elite.
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