shooting gallery


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shoot·ing gallery

(sho͞o′tĭng)
n.
1. An enclosed target range for practice or competition with firearms.
2. Slang A place where illegal drugs may be obtained, prepared, and taken by injection, often with equipment provided on the premises.

shooting gallery

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an area, often enclosed, designed for target practice, shooting, etc
2. (Recreational Drugs) slang a house where heroin addicts inject themselves

shoot′ing gal`lery


n.
1. a place equipped with targets and used for practice in shooting.
2. Slang. a place where drug addicts can buy and inject themselves with narcotic drugs.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shooting gallery - a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.shooting gallery - an enclosed firing range with targets for rifle or handgun practiceshooting gallery - an enclosed firing range with targets for rifle or handgun practice
firing range, target range - a practice range for target practice
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Penetrating to the heart of this region, he arrives by a court and a long whitewashed passage at a great brick building composed of bare walls, floors, roof-rafters, and skylights, on the front of which, if it can be said to have any front, is painted GEORGE'S SHOOTING GALLERY, &c.
Into George's Shooting Gallery, &c., he goes; and in it there are gaslights (partly turned off now), and two whitened targets for rifle-shooting, and archery accommodation, and fencing appliances, and all necessaries for the British art of boxing.
And where's the dollar sixty- five I had in me vest when we left the shooting gallery?"
She saw also the arches of Waterloo Bridge and the carts moving across them, like the line of animals in a shooting gallery. They were seen blankly, but to see anything was of course to end her weeping and begin to walk.
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