noun \sə-ˈlün\

: 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

a chiefly British :  salon 1
b chiefly British :  an often elaborately decorated public hall
c (1) :  a usually large public cabin on a ship (as for dining)
(2) :  the living area on a yacht
d chiefly British :  salon 4
e :  barroom
:  salon 2
a :  parlor car
b :  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


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