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1. The pelt of a raccoon.
2. An article, such as a hat, made of the pelts of raccoons.
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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
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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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Referring to the many signing ceremonies during the 89th Congress, he closed his remarks by saying: "I don't guess it would be good to say this, and I may even be criticized for saying it, but this, in effect, is another coonskin on the wall."
Molly is tough, and for some reason owns a coonskin cap that turns out to be a live, possibly rabid racoon.