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cocktail lounge

a public room, as in a hotel or airline terminal, where cocktails and other drinks are served.
a bar.
Origin of cocktail lounge
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This time there was no question about my age, nor was there later on that evening, in the cocktail lounge or anywhere else.

    Exile from Space Judith Merril
  • Warren looked at the door through which Joe and Max had exited from the cocktail lounge.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • It should, therefore, be just about right for a cocktail lounge on the Dawn City; and she hadn't had a chance to wear it yet.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • She wondered how so many people in the cocktail lounge happened to know Quillan by name.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • Across the lobby, a glowing sign said cocktail lounge in lower-case script.

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for cocktail lounge

cocktail lounge

a room in a hotel, restaurant, etc, where cocktails or other alcoholic drinks are served
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