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Definition of "saloon" []

  • A place where alcoholic drinks are sold and drunk; a tavern. (noun)
  • A large room or hall for receptions, public entertainment, or exhibitions. (noun)
  • Nautical The officers' dining and social room on a cargo ship. (noun)
  • Nautical A large social lounge on a passenger ship. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A sedan automobile. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saloon" in a sentence
  • "In the Fifteenth Assembly District some distance below, but on the same line, the first sociological canvass of the Federation of Churches had found the churches, schools, and other educational agencies marshalling a frontage of 756 feet on the street, while the saloon fronts stretched themselves over nearly a mile; so that, said the compiler of these pregnant facts, “saloon social ideals are minting themselves on the minds of the people at the ratio of seven saloon thoughts to one educational thought."
  • "Our passengers were not many in what we called the saloon -- three New"
  • "The Rover 3-Litre saloon is the Unmitigated English motor car."
Words like "saloon"
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