Definition of coonskin
1 : the skin or pelt of the raccoon
2 : an article (such as a cap or coat) made of coonskin
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The coats that the department stores were cutting up to make coonskin hats were holdovers from a fad that flourished in the 1920s.
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Definition of coonskin for English Language Learners
: the skin and fur of a raccoon
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