shooting gallery

noun

Definition of shooting gallery

1 : a usually covered range equipped with targets for practice with firearms
2 slang : a place where one can obtain narcotics and shoot up

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First Known Use of shooting gallery

1836


SHOOTING GALLERY Defined for English Language Learners

shooting gallery

noun

Definition of shooting gallery for English Language Learners

  • : a place where people shoot guns at objects for practice or to win prizes


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