Mackinaw boat
Mackinaw Mack"i*naw, Mackinaw boat Mack"i*naw boat A flat-bottomed boat with a pointed prow and square stern, using oars or sails or both, used esp. on the upper Great Lakes and their tributaries. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Mackinaw boat — n. a small boat for sailing or rowing with pointed bow and stern, formerly used on and around the upper Great Lakes …   English World dictionary

  • Mackinaw boat — The Mackinaw boat is a loose term for a light, open sailboat used in the interior of North America during the fur trading era. Within this term two different Mackinaw boats evolved: one for use on the upper Great Lakes, and the other for use on… …   Wikipedia

  • Mackinaw boat — noun a flat bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes • Syn: ↑mackinaw • Hypernyms: ↑boat * * * noun see mackinaw 1 * * * a flat bottomed boat with sharp prow and square stern, propelled by oars and sometimes sails, formerly widely used on the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mackinaw boat — noun a) 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). b) A shooner rigged boat once used on the Great Lakes …   Wiktionary

  • Mackinaw boat — a flat bottomed boat with sharp prow and square stern, propelled by oars and sometimes sails, formerly widely used on the upper Great Lakes. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mackinaw — Mack i*naw, Mackinaw boat Mack i*naw boat A flat bottomed boat with a pointed prow and square stern, using oars or sails or both, used esp. on the upper Great Lakes and their tributaries. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   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 City, Michigan — Infobox Settlement official name = Village of Mackinaw City settlement type = Village imagesize = image caption = imagesize = image caption = mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Mackinaw City within Michigan|. mapsize1 = map caption1 =… …   Wikipedia

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