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mackintosh definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric [syn: mackintosh, macintosh]
2: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric [syn: macintosh, mackintosh, mac, mack]

Merriam Webster's

also macintosh noun Etymology: Charles Macintosh died 1843 Scottish chemist & inventor Date: 1836 1. chiefly British raincoat 2. a lightweight waterproof fabric originally of rubberized cotton

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also macintosh) 1 Brit. a waterproof coat or cloak. 2 cloth waterproofed with rubber. Etymology: C. Macintosh, Sc. inventor d. 1843, who orig. patented the cloth

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mackintosh Mack"in*tosh, n. A waterproof outer garment; -- so called from the name of the inventor.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(mackintoshes) A mackintosh is a raincoat, especially one made from a particular kind of waterproof cloth. (mainly BRIT) N-COUNT




 


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