saloon

noun sa·loon \ sə-ˈlün \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of saloon

1 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
2 :salon 2
3 British
b :sedan 2a called also saloon car

Examples of saloon in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology 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

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SALOON Defined for English Language Learners

saloon

noun

Definition of saloon for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SALOON Defined for Kids

saloon

noun sa·loon \ sə-ˈlün \

Definition of saloon for Students

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