Definition of saloon :
1. A spacious and elegant apartment for the reception of company or for works of art; a hall of reception, esp. a hall for public entertainments or amusements; a large room or parlor; as, the saloon of a steamboat.
2. Popularly, a public room for specific uses; esp., a barroom or grogshop; as, a drinking saloon; an eating saloon; a dancing saloon.
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- " Chief wants to see you, right away," the saloon keeper said. - "Null-ABC", Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire.
- Hudge says he broke up a fight last Saturday evening in Kelly's saloon- that's the place you've never heard the name of, I reckon," he added hesitatingly, " it's where all the factory hands gather after work on Saturday to drink up their week's wages." - "The Ancient Law", Ellen Glasgow.
- At 3 A. M., six pimps invited the man to go to a saloon at X 280, Seventh Avenue. - "Commercialized Prostitution in New York City", George Jackson Kneeland.