- A railway carriage or compartment used for a specific purpose.A dining saloon.
- The main social cabin of a passenger ship.
Origin of saloon
- French salon salon salon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French salon, either augmentative of salle (“room"), or borrowed from Italian salone (“hall"), augmentative form of sala, salla (“room"); in both cases borrowed from a Germanic source such as Old High German sal (“house, hall"), from Proto-Germanic *salÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *sol-, derived from *sel- (“dwelling")