- 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. A flatbottom boat pointed at both ends and often rigged as a schooner, historically used on the upper Great Lakes.b. A flatbottom boat historically used on the Missouri River and its tributaries.
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.