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1. The pelt of a raccoon.
2. An article, such as a hat, made of the pelts of raccoons.


1. (Textiles) the pelt of a raccoon
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a raccoon cap with the tail hanging at the back
3. (Clothing & Fashion) US an overcoat made of raccoon



1. the pelt of a raccoon.
2. an article of clothing made of coonskin, esp. a hat with a tail.
[1615–25, Amer.]
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Noun1.coonskin - a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the backcoonskin - a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
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The coonskin cap is complete with the face and tail at the back.
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Faraway" (1952) depicts six-year-old Jamie sitting in a field in a coonskin cap with a distant look in his eyes (top, right).
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