[ noun ] a saloon whose floor is covered with sawdust

Used in print

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

The influence of Mass was less pervasive than that of the congested , slum tenements among the bawdy_houses , honkytonks , and sawdust_saloons of his birthplace ; he ran wild with the child gangs of the neighbourhood , and went_through the normal pressure-cooker course of thieving , police dodging , and housebreaking .

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