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saloon

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noun sa·loon \sə-ˈlün\

Simple Definition of saloon

  • : a place where alcoholic drinks are served; especially : such a place in the western U.S. during the 19th century

  • : a large, comfortable room on a ship where passengers can talk, relax, etc.

  • : a comfortable room in a pub

Full Definition of saloon

  1. 1a chiefly British :  salon 1b chiefly British :  an often elaborately decorated public hallc (1) :  a usually large public cabin on a ship (as for dining) (2) :  the living area on a yachtd chiefly British :  salon 4e :  barroom

  2. 2 :  salon 2

  3. 3 British a :  parlor carb :  sedan 2a —called also saloon car

Examples of saloon

  1. <cowboys drinking in the saloon after their work was done for the day>



Origin of saloon

French salon, from Italian salone, augmentative of sala hall, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sal hall; akin to Lithuanian sala village


First Known Use: 1728


SALOON Defined for Kids

saloon

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noun sa·loon \sə-ˈlün\

Definition of saloon

  1. :  1bar 4





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