- (in a tavern or pub) a section of a bar or barroom separated from the public bar and often having more comfortable furnishings and a quieter atmosphere.
- saloon car.
- salomon, haym,
- salon music,
- saloon car,
- saloon keeper,
Origin of saloon
Examples from the Web for saloon
The Horse You Came in On Saloon, Baltimore Horse-themed bars must be bad luck for famous authors.
Along this sky-high route, nearly every 19th-century saloon or historic hotel has a ghost story to tell.
When that happened, it was like Frank Sinatra telling a saloon singer he was good.
They soon reached the saloon with the sanguinary name, and luckily found the contractor.Cattle-Ranch to College|Russell Doubleday
They were in a saloon—a favorite rendezvous of these men—and Webster was in the midst of his crowd.The Spy of the Rebellion|Allan Pinkerton
It was Ned Haverhill, with whom Jed had had an encounter in the saloon, and there was a third man they did not know.Two Boy Gold Miners|Frank V. Webster
He goes to Mr. Caraher's saloon now, and stays there for hours, and listens to Mr. Caraher.The Octopus|Frank Norris
He eyed the men who passed him; and when he came to a saloon he would push open the door and gaze about.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Word Origin for saloon
1728, anglicized form of salon, and originally used interchangeable with it. Meaning "large hall in a public place for entertainment, etc." is from 1747; especially a passenger boat from 1817, also used of railway cars furnished like drawing rooms (1842). Sense of "public bar" developed by 1841, American English.