- a place for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
- a room or place for general use for a specific purpose: a dining saloon on a ship.
- a large cabin for the common use of passengers on a passenger vessel.
- (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.
- saloon car.
- a drawing room or reception room.
- Also called: saloon bar British another word for lounge (def. 5)
- a large public room on a passenger ship
- any large public room used for a specific purposea dancing saloon
- mainly US and Canadian a place where alcoholic drink is sold and consumed
- a closed two-door or four-door car with four to six seatsUS, Canadian, and NZ name: sedan
- an obsolete word for salon (def. 1)
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.