mackinaw

[ mak-uh-naw ]
/ ˈmæk əˌnɔ /

noun

a short double-breasted coat of a thick woolen material, commonly plaid.

Origin of mackinaw

First recorded in 1755–65; spelling variant of Mackinac
Also called Mackinaw coat, mackinaw coat.

Related forms

mack·i·nawed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mackinaw coat

Mackinaw coat

/ (ˈmækɪˌnɔː) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian a thick short double-breasted plaid coatAlso called: mackinaw

Word Origin for Mackinaw coat

C19: named after Mackinaw, variant of Mackinac
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