Definition of Coonskin

1. Noun. A raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back.

Exact synonyms: Coonskin Cap
Generic synonyms: Cap

Definition of Coonskin

1. Noun. (American English) The pelt of a raccoon ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coonskin

1. the pelt of a raccoon [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coonskin

coon hound
coon hounds
coon it
cooncan
cooncans
coondog
coondogs
cooned
coonhound
coonhound paralysis
coonhounds
cooning
coons
coonskin (current term)
coonskin cap
coonskin caps
coonskin hat
coonskin hats
coonskins
coontie
coonties
coonty
coop
coop in
coop up
cooped
cooped up
cooper

Literary usage of Coonskin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Stories of Pioneer Life: For Young Readers by Florence Bass (1900)
"coonskin. We had a few foreign coins. There was one called a fip, worth about six and one-fourth cents. Another, worth twelve and one-half cents, ..."

2. The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes by Francis Trevelyan Miller, Robert Sampson Lanier (1911)
"In the center rises " coonskin " Tower, a lookout and station for sharpshooters. ... In honor of his raccoon-fur cap, the soldiers nicknamed him "coonskin. ..."

3. Educational History of Ohio: A History of Its Progress Since the Formation by James Jesse Burns (1905)
"The coonskin Library, as it appears, was organized in 1804, in Ames Township. ... The coonskin Library had its name from the medium of exchange with which ..."

4. The Photographic History of the Civil War: Thousands of Scenes Photographed by Francis Trevelyan Miller, Robert Sampson Lanier (1911)
"In honor of his raccoon-fur cap, the soldiers nicknamed him "coonskin. " The sap-roller, shown in the illustration below, was used for construction of a sap ..."

5. Some Useful Animals and what They Do for Us by John Monteith, Caroline Monteith (1903)
"In former times the boys on the farm had coonskin caps, and nearly always there was nailed on the log cabin a coonskin drying in the sun. ..."

6. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"Tom came back with the money and after a reasonable period went around to the open window, crawled in, got the coonskin, and sold it to ..."

7. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1913)
"But a Tennessee man can have a university education, lead a highly intellectual existence, without taking the coonskin cap off of the head of his spirit or ..."

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