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public bar

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noun British.
  1. (in a tavern or pub) the common section of a bar or barroom, not as exclusive, as quiet, or as comfortably furnished as the saloon section.
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  • "Catch me a-ridin' of an 'orse again without an air-cushion," he muttered as he came out of the public-bar wiping his mouth.

    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins


British Dictionary definitions for public bar

public bar

noun
  1. British a bar in a public house usually serving drinks at a cheaper price than in the saloon barAlso called: the public Compare private bar
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