Meaning of saloon

sa•loon

Pronunciation: (su-ln'), [key]
— n.
  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.
    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. Seesaloon car.
  4. a drawing room or reception room.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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