mackinaw mackinaw  /ˈmæ kə ˌnɔ/


  1. (n) a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material
  2. (n) a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States
  3. (n) a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes
  4. (n) a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design


  • The President, in starched collar, yellow necktie, leather waistcoat, green mackinaw coat, riding trousers, laced boots and ten-gallon hat, motored ten miles to a backwoods cabin .


  1. Mackinaw to dedicate memorial to hermit in bib overalls

    A central Illinois community is getting ready to dedicate a memorial on the grave of a mysterious German immigrant who lived in a wooded cabin near Mackinaw for 40 years before his death in 1936.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  2. Mackinaw to dedicate stone at grave of ‘Our Hermit’

    MACKINAW — Nobody knew much about the man known as Charlie Schultz, who lived for 40 years in the woods on the outskirts of Mackinaw.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

  3. Mackinaw man, 25, dies in motorcycle accident

    MACKINAW — A former Mackinaw resident attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has been killed in a traffic accident in that community.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph


  1. "Because Michigan's congressional leaders stood strong in support of putting these vital federal resources to work building Michigan's economy, we're now experiencing the positive impact in Michigan communities from Monroe to Mackinaw City,"...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Jennifer Granholm Source: Today's Energy Solutions

  2. "I get the question all the time. Can we break as much ice as the old Mackinaw? We're trying to determine that right now," said Cmdr. John Little, the ship's commanding officer. "We do it so differently."
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: John Little Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

  3. "It is important that a new Coast Guard cutter or similar asset be stationed in Charlevoix to replace the Acacia and continue the Coast Guard's long-standing presence in the northern Great Lakes," Stupak said. "While the Mackinaw is now...
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Bart Stupak Source:

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