- 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.
- (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.
- a drawing room or reception room.
Origin of saloon
Related Words for saloonhangout, tavern, pub, nightclub, barroom, speakeasy, taproom, dive, bar, joint, alehouse, drinkery
Examples from the Web for saloon
Contemporary Examples of saloon
The Horse You Came in On Saloon, Baltimore Horse-themed bars must be bad luck for famous authors.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
Along this sky-high route, nearly every 19th-century saloon or historic hotel has a ghost story to tell.The U.S. Road Trips You Should Really Take
April 26, 2014
When that happened, it was like Frank Sinatra telling a saloon singer he was good.Dominick Dunne: The Ultimate Reporters' Reporter
Allan Dodds Frank
August 28, 2009
Historical Examples of saloon
He thought of the grinning men of the saloon; the hidden words.
"He's layin' down," said Bill Dozier, and his voice was soft but audible in the saloon.
"Come over to the saloon, Buck, and have one on me," said Jasper.
In the dimness of the saloon door a gun flashed in the hand of Jasper Lanning.
He said that he occasionally dropped into a saloon to take a glass of beer.Government by the Brewers?
- 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
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.