Definition of mackinaw
What does the word mackinaw mean?
part of speech: noun
(originally Michillimackinac), was from the middle of the seventeenth century a centre of the Northwestern fur-trade. In the War of 1812 the first move of the British was to send a body of two hundred regulars and Canadians, with Indian allies, who, on July 17, 1812, captured this American post. An attempt to recapture it in 1814 was unsuccessful.