Mackinaw blanket

  1. 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

Words Nearby Mackinaw blanket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Mackinaw blanket in a sentence

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

  • In silence he arose and slipped on his Mackinaw blanket coat.

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