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Mackinaw blanket

a thick woolen blanket, often woven with bars of color, formerly used in the northern and western U.S. by Indians, loggers, etc.
Origin of Mackinaw blanket
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In silence he arose and slipped on his Mackinaw blanket coat.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • We stopped at a hotel, and I slept in my Mackinaw blanket that I carried with me, on the dining-room floor.

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