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shooting gallery

noun
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.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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Examples for shooting gallery
  • It is not a campground, a homeless shelter, a shooting gallery for drug addicts or a political platform.
  • Interactive exhibits include a safecracking exercise, computer hacking and a shooting gallery.
  • And the solar system has not ceased to be a shooting gallery.
British Dictionary definitions for shooting gallery

shooting gallery

noun
1.
an area, often enclosed, designed for target practice, shooting, etc
2.
(slang) a house where heroin addicts inject themselves
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Slang definitions & phrases for shooting gallery

shooting gallery

noun phrase
  1. A place where a narcotics user can get a dose or injection
  2. A party or gathering where narcotics users take injections: in a fellow musician's hotel room during a ''shooting gallery'' (dope party) (1950s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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