saloon

[ suh-loon ]
/ səˈlun /

noun

a place for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
a room or place for general use for a specific purpose: a dining saloon on a ship.
a large cabin for the common use of passengers on a passenger vessel.
British.
  1. (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.
  2. saloon car.
a drawing room or reception room.

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Origin of saloon

First recorded in 1720–30; variant of salon

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH saloon

salon saloon
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British Dictionary definitions for saloon

saloon
/ (səˈluːn) /

noun

Also called: saloon bar British another word for lounge (def. 5)
a large public room on a passenger ship
any large public room used for a specific purposea dancing saloon
mainly US and Canadian a place where alcoholic drink is sold and consumed
a closed two-door or four-door car with four to six seatsUS, Canadian, and NZ name: sedan
an obsolete word for salon (def. 1)

Word Origin for saloon

C18: from French salon
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