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

  • n. Slang A bar or saloon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tavern that serves gin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A commercial establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; a barroom; -- a disparaging term suggesting a cheap or disreputable bar.
  • n. a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A low tavern or saloon where spirit is retailed.
  • n. A cotton-gin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
  • n. a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter


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