from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who keeps a saloon for the retailing of liquors.


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  • When the man so helped has money again, depend upon it that a portion will be spent across the bar of the saloon-keeper who befriended him.

    Chapter 21

  • In distress, when a man has no other place to turn, when he hasn't the slightest bit of security which a savage-hearted pawn-broker would consider, he can go to some saloon-keeper he knows.

    Chapter 21

  • MacDonald weighed one hundred and eighty pounds, and Daylight had him gripped solely by his hand; yet, by a sheer abrupt jerk, he took the saloon-keeper off his feet and flung him face downward in the snow.

    Chapter III

  • "I never bet in the teeth of a pat hand," he said slowly, looking at the saloon-keeper.

    Chapter 2

  • This saloon-keeper I had known by sight for a couple of years.

    Chapter 21

  • She had obeyed her mother; obeyed Cady, the saloon-keeper, and Cady's wife; obeyed the matron and the other women in the orphan asylum; obeyed Tom when she came to live in his house, and never run in the streets because he didn't wish her to.


  • "By Gar! you've got an Irish tongue in your head anyhow," cried the saloon-keeper, not quite certain whether to humour this audacious visitor or to stand upon his dignity.


  • John McEvers, a saloon-keeper at this place, shot his wife through the back of the head with a rifle to-day, the ball coming out in front and tearing away her lower jaw.

    'Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.

  • Miss Kitty is the saloon-keeper with the heart of gold in TV's Gunsmoke, a PG-rated stand-in for all the good-hearted madams and prostitutes who have populated every horse opera since The Virginian.

    Landon Jones: Girl of the Golden West

  • "The saloon-keeper held a shade higher rank than any other member of society," Mark Twain recalled in "Roughing It," his memoir of days out West.

    The Old West Nods to the East


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