Mackinaw blanket
Mackinaw blanket Mack"i*naw blan"ket, Mackinaw Mack"i*naw [From Mackinac, the State of Michigan, where blankets and other stores were distributed to the Indians.] 1. A thick blanket formerly in common use in the western part of the United States. [WordNet sense 2] [1913 Webster]

2. a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design. [WordNet sense 4] [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Mackinaw blanket — n. a thick woolen blanket, often woven in bars of bright colors, much used by Indians, lumbermen, etc. in the American Northwest …   English World dictionary

  • Mackinaw blanket — noun a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States • Syn: ↑mackinaw • Hypernyms: ↑blanket, ↑cover * * * noun see mackinaw 2 * * * a thick woolen blanket, often woven with bars of color, formerly used in the northern and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1815 25, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mackinaw blanket — Mack′inaw blan ket n. tex a thick woolen blanket once used widely in the northwestern U.S • Etymology: 1815–25, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Mackinaw — blanket Mack i*naw blan ket, Mackinaw Mack i*naw [From Mackinac, the State of Michigan, where blankets and other stores were distributed to the Indians.] 1. A thick blanket formerly in common use in the western part of the United States. [WordNet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mackinaw — [mak′ə nô΄] adj. [CdnFr Mackinac < Ojibwa mitchimakinak, large turtle] 1. of or from Mackinac Island, formerly a center of trade with the Indians of the Northwest 2. of or made of a heavy, napped woolen cloth, often plaid n. [usually m ] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • mackinaw — noun 1. a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Mackinaw coat • Hypernyms: ↑coat 2. a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States • Syn: ↑Mackinaw blanket …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mackinaw — type of boat used on the Great Lakes, 1812, from Mackinac, name of a port and island in Michigan, from Ojibway (Algonquian) mitchimakinak many turtles, from mishiin be many + mikinaak snapping turtle. As a type of heavy blanket given to the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mackinaw — noun Etymology: Mackinaw (Mackinac), trading post at site of Mackinaw City, Michigan Date: 1833 1. a heavy woolen blanket formerly distributed by the United States government to the Indians 2. a. a heavy cloth of wool or wool and other fibers… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blanket-coat — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a heavy short coat of blanket material : mackinaw …   Useful english dictionary

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