- a place equipped with targets and used for practice in shooting.
- Slang. a place where drug addicts can buy and inject themselves with narcotic drugs.
Origin of shooting gallery
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for shooting gallery
But I have been practising at the shooting-gallery for two hours.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13
"You haven't settled with me yet," said the shooting-gallery man.The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck
The woman blazes with jewels like a Strand shooting-gallery with lights.Miss Million's Maid
There, there; it's all right; we will go to the shooting-gallery.Father Goriot
Honore de Balzac
He was at a shooting-gallery in Leicester-square, at a gallery in the Strand, and at another at the west end of the town.
- an area, often enclosed, designed for target practice, shooting, etc
- slang a house where heroin addicts inject themselves
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