Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The skin of the racoon dressed with the fur on, used chiefly for making caps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a cap made from the skin of a raccoon, with the tail hanging down the back; -- called also coonskin cap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US The pelt of a raccoon

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Governor Moore, inviting us to come to Montgomery, all thought of uniformity in dress was lost in the enthusiasm evoked by the knowledge that our services were accepted; and even after the hastily prepared uniforms were issued by the new Government my company clung tenaciously to "coonskin" head-dress, which made a striking contrast to the gray caps worn by the other companies.

    Reminiscences of the Civil War

  • He wears a smooth "'coonskin" fur hat, glazed all over with sweat and grease from his head, and looks black and sleek as a dandy's boots.

    Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters

  • Beaker & Flask is known for high-octane cocktails, both refined and capable of turning your head inside out so that you're wearing your brain as a kind of coonskin cap.

    Portland Mercury

  • When I was a kid we have a few Wyeth prints hanging up, The one of Jamie Wyeth in the coonskin cap and this one "Blue Door" Basically because I put them up and my mother was indifferent about art and never changed them. at

    dropping like flies

  • When I was a kid we have a few Wyeth prints hanging up, The one of Jamie Wyeth in the coonskin cap and this one "Blue Door" Basically because I put them up and my mother was indifferent about art and never changed them. at

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Let's look at the bellicose record of the three presidents from the Lone Star State, starting with the one who was going to nail that coonskin to the wall in Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson.

    Al Eisele: Why I Don't Want Another President From Texas

  • Let's look at the bellicose record of the three presidents from the Lone Star State, starting with the one who was going to nail that coonskin to the wall in Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson.

    Al Eisele: Why I Don't Want Another President From Texas

  • And yet, and yet . . . he is Davy Crockett, the American's American, folk hero and icon, exemplar of frontier independence, template of man at home alone in the wilderness, teller of tales, drinker of whiskey, a sharpshooting legend in buckskins and a coonskin cap, famous in his own time and ours.

    An Inexplicable Gift for Fame

  • Fashion a coonskin cap out of one of your pelts (maybe dye it hunter orange and hope you don't run into anyone colorblind), dawn some brain-tanned tasseled leathers and moccasins, and the deer will just stand there and stare in amazement.

    Okay muzzleloaders! I know NOTHING about these rifles, please inform and entertain me with your wisdom!

  • Fashion a coonskin cap out of one of your pelts (maybe dye it hunter orange and hope you don't run into anyone colorblind), dawn some brain-tanned tasseled leathers and moccasins, and the deer will just stand there and stare in amazement.

    Okay muzzleloaders! I know NOTHING about these rifles, please inform and entertain me with your wisdom!

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