- saloon ► NOUN 1) a public room or building used for a specified purpose. 2) Brit. another term for LOUNGE BAR(Cf. ↑lounge bar). 3) a large public room for use as a lounge on a ship. 4) N. Amer. historical or humorous a place where alcoholic drinks may be bought and drunk. 5) Brit. a car having a closed body and separate boot. 6) (also saloon car) Brit. a luxurious railway carriage used as a lounge or restaurant.ORIGIN originally in the sense «drawing room»: from French salon, from Italian salone 'large hall' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.