- of or from Mackinac Island, formerly a center of trade with the Indians of the Northwest
- of or made of a heavy, napped woolen cloth, often plaid
Origin of MackinawCanadian French Mackinac ; from Ojibwa mitchimakinak, large turtle
- Mackinaw blanket
- Mackinaw boat
- Mackinaw coat
- A short, double-breasted coat of heavy, usually plaid, woolen material.
- The cloth from which such a coat is made, usually of wool, often with a heavy nap.
- A flatbottom boat with a pointed bow and square stern, once used on the upper Great Lakes.
Origin of mackinawAfter Old Mackinac, a fort on the site of present-day , Mackinaw City, in northern Michigan.
- A heavy, woolen cloth.
- A blanket made of wool formerly distributed to the Amerindians by the U.S. government.
- A cargo boat, with a large flat bottom and sharp ends, formerly used on the Great Lakes and the Missouri River (to a lesser extent, elsewhere).
- A schooner-rigged boat once used on the Great Lakes.