Definition of saloon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səˈluːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səˈluːn//
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  1. 1(also saloon car) (both British English) (North American English sedan) a car with four doors and a boot / trunk (= space at the back for carrying things) which is separated from the part where the driver and passengers sit a five-seater family saloon See related entries: Types of vehicle
  2. 2 (also saloon bar) (both British English) = lounge bar
  3. 3a bar where alcoholic drinks were sold in the western US and Canada in the past The cowboy died in a fight in a saloon. There were sawdust-on-the-floor Western saloons with gunfights and poker games.
  4. 4 a large comfortable room on a ship, used by the passengers to sit and relax in
  5. Word Originearly 18th cent. (in the sense ‘drawing room’): from French salon, from Italian salone ‘large hall’, augmentative of sala ‘hall’.
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