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1 a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar" [syn: barroom, bar, ginmill, taproom]
2 tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals [syn: public house, pub, pothouse, gin mill, taphouse]

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salon, either augmentative of salle "room", or borrowed from Italian salone "hall", augmentative form of sala "hall, room"; both borrowed from a Germanic source such as Old High German sal "house, hall", from common Germanic *sal-, from Proto-Indo-European *sol-, derived from *sel- "dwelling".


  • Hyphenation: sa·loon
  • Rhymes: -uːn


  1. A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.
  2. The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.


Related terms

Extensive Definition

distinguish Salon
Saloon may refer to:
  • Sedan (saloon in British English), an enclosed four-to-six seat car body style with four doors and a separate trunk (boot)
  • Western saloon, an American Wild West bar
  • A part of a British traditional pub
  • The principal room of an 18th century mansion, at the centre of a suite of state rooms, also called salon
  • The main cabin in a small boat or yacht, where the crew live, eat, and, depending on the size of the boat, may also sleep

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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