From 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”). Doublet of salon.
saloon (plural saloons)
- (US) A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.
- (Britain, 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.
- (Britain) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.
- The cabin area of a boat or yacht devoted to seated relaxation, often combined with dining table.
- (rail transport) the part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers.
- Dated form of salon (“living room in a house”).
- (India) A barbershop (store offering haircuts).
- (car body style, US, Australia): sedan
- See also Thesaurus:pub
saloon m (invariable)
- saloon (bar)
Unadapted borrowing from English saloon.
saloon m (plural saloons or saloon)
- saloon (bar)
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