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Definition of "mackintosh" [mack•in•tosh]

  • Chiefly British A raincoat. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A lightweight, waterproof fabric that was originally of rubberized cotton. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mackintosh" in a sentence
  • "And hanging up one of the bird-skin rugs in its place, the "mackintosh" was drawn and carefully knotted around the rim of the shaky receptacle."
  • "A man in a serge suit and a beige mackintosh sits on a folding chair, smoking a cigarette."
  • "I pawned my watch, my bicycle, and a mackintosh of which my father had been very proud and which he had left to me."