What is mackintosh?

  • (noun): A waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
    Synonyms: macintosh, mac, mack
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The Mackintosh or Macintosh (abbreviated as mac or mack) is a form of waterproof raincoat, first sold in 1824, made out of rubberised fabric. The Mackintosh is named after its Scottish inventor Charles Macintosh, though a letter k is added by many writers (this variant spelling "Mackintosh" is now standard).

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Lake Mackintosh
... Lake Mackintosh is a long lake running north-south past Mount Farrell, adjacent to the town of Tullah ... It dams the Mackintosh River and Sophia River, then feeds Mackintosh Power Station through into Lake Rosebery ... Lake Mackintosh in held by 2 dams, the main Mackintosh dam and the smaller Tullabardine Dam ...
Mount Mackintosh
... Mount Mackintosh is an Antarctic mountain, at74°20′S 162°15′E / 74.333°S 162.250°E / -74.333 162.250, and is the northernmost peak ... Mount Mackintosh, which rises to 8,097 feet (2468 m.), was named after Aeneas Mackintosh, the Scottish-born leader of the Ross Sea party during Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914 ... Mackintosh disappeared on 8 May 1916 while walking on the ice in McMurdo Sound, between Hut Point and Cape Evans ...
Stand-off At The Fords Of Arkaig - Stand-off
... On 16 September 1665, Mackintosh marched through the wood of Glastermore to Clunes before taking up position in what is now known as Caig Parks north of the River Arkaig ... Having no boats, Mackintosh started to move his force up the side of Loch Arkaig, getting as far as Achnasaul. 50 men at the ford, and then moved the rest of his force west to face Mackintosh across the loch ...
Aeneas Mackintosh - Ross Sea Party - Loss of Aurora
... Further information Aurora's drift When Mackintosh and the depot-laying party finally returned to Cape Evans in mid-June they learned that their ship ... Despite this change in circumstances Mackintosh resolved that the next season's depot-laying journeys would have to be fully carried out ... support to this effort, though it would require, wrote Mackintosh, a record-breaking feat of polar travel to accomplish it ...
Mackintosh - Revival
... In the mid 1990s the company which then owned the Mackintosh brand, Traditional Weatherwear, was on the verge of closing its factory in Cumbernauld near Glasgow ... members acquired the company and made progress to establish the traditional rubberised Mackintosh coat as an upmarket brand in its own right ... In December 2003 the company name was formally changed to Mackintosh ...

More definitions of "mackintosh":

  • (noun): A lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric.
    Synonyms: macintosh

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