Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who owns or operates a drinking saloon.

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  • n. someone who owns or operates a saloon (drinking establishment)

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Examples

  • No, the saloonkeeper didn't know anything about Pat Glendon, had never heard of him, and if he was in that part of the country he must be out beyond somewhere.

    Chapter II

  • At Walnut Grove, bustling with life, the few Americane consisted of the storekeeper, the saloonkeeper, the butcher, the keeper of the drawbridge, and the ferryman.

    CHAPTER XII

  • Cady -- he was the saloonkeeper -- had been a soldier in my father's company, and he always swore by Captain Kit, which was their nickname for him.

    CHAPTER XI

  • Nor was it long, catching their spirit, ere she was singing to them and teaching them quaint songs of early days which she had herself learned as a little girl from Cady -- Cady, the saloonkeeper, pioneer, and ax-cavalryman, who had been a bull-whacker on the Salt Intake Trail in the days before the railroad.

    CHAPTER VIII

  • Clear-eyed, from her childhood days with the saloonkeeper Cady and Cady's good-natured but unmoral spouse, she had observed, and, later, generalized much upon sex.

    CHAPTER IV

  • John Seifert, the watchman in the factory, August Beck, a saloonkeeper, directly across the street from the building, and Gustaf Haas, who lives in the house formerly occupied by Adolph Luetgert, are three of the many persons who have seen the apparition.

    Robert Loerzel: In Search of Mrs. Luetgert's Ghost

  • Every saloonkeeper in town must have scratched his head, rocked back on his heels, and wondered how much the apartment upstairs might cost.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • The saloon put all of its fixtures into hock with the brewery, and the brewery would often front the money for all the fees and license costs, for which the saloonkeeper would also sign over power of attorney.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • As Ramey remembers it, Adele Gash was the daughter of a Sherman saloonkeeper who got pregnant, and W.J. married her.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • In port cities on the East Coast and the Great Lakes, the saloonkeeper was often the labor contractor for dock work.

    LAST CALL

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