saloon

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French salon, either augmentative of salle (room), or borrowed from Italian salone (hall), augmentative form of sala, salla (room); in both cases borrowed from a Germanic source such as Old High German sal (house, hall), from Proto-Germanic *salą, from Proto-Indo-European *sol-, derived from *sel- (dwelling)

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  • Hyphenation: sa‧loon
  • Rhymes: -uːn

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saloon (plural saloons)

  1. (US) A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.
  2. (UK, dated) A lounge bar in an English public house, contrasted with the public bar.
    A pint of beer in the saloon bar costs a penny more than in the public bar.
  3. (UK) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.
  4. The cabin area of a boat or yacht devoted to seated relaxation, often combined with dining table.
  5. (rail transport) the part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers.
  6. Dated form of salon. (living room in a house)

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saloon m (invariable)

  1. saloon (bar)

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