A slang term for the pale parts of a person's face left by sunglasses, goggles or facemasks when the person has been sunburned or tanned by being out in the direct sun for long periods of time. So-called from the person's facial resemblance to the black 'mask' pattern of a raccoon.
After climbing to the top of the mesa, Jan took off his glasses to clean them and was puzzled by Jane and Louis' howls of laughter. Although his face was burnt a deep brown by their day-long trek in the desert, his pallid eye-sockets underneath revealed a nasty raccoon tan.
by MAC-Gyver May 27, 2003