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saloon

[suh-loon] /səˈlun/
noun
1.
a place for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
2.
a room or place for general use for a specific purpose:
a dining saloon on a ship.
3.
a large cabin for the common use of passengers on a passenger vessel.
4.
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.
5.
a drawing room or reception room.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; variant of salon
Can be confused
salon, saloon.
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  • He liked to rise late and retire early, to eat good things in a leisurely manner and to drink beer in the saloon.
  • Big saloon cars are being driven off the nation's driveways in favour of family-friendly people-carriers and runarounds.
  • They left a saloon bartender dead and a police officer seriously injured.
  • Ill suited for ranch life, he sold his property and later invested in a saloon, an endeavor that proved equally unsuccessful.
  • The floor of the main saloon and hurricane deck were both torn in the center, fore and aft, and had collapsed.
British Dictionary definitions for saloon

saloon

/səˈluːn/
noun
1.
(Brit) Also called saloon bar another word for lounge (sense 5)
2.
a large public room on a passenger ship
3.
any large public room used for a specific purpose: a dancing saloon
4.
(mainly US & Canadian) a place where alcoholic drink is sold and consumed
5.
a closed two-door or four-door car with four to six seats US, Canadian, and NZ name sedan
6.
an obsolete word for salon (sense 1)
Word Origin
C18: from French salon
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Word Origin and History for saloon
n.

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.

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