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shooting gallery


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A carnival game typically featuring a pellet gun and numerous moving mechanical tracks with small targets to be shot for prizes.
  • n. Any game or match with lots of shooting (e.g. at a goal)
  • n. A room where heroin users shoot heroin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a range, usually covered, with targets for practice with firearms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long room or gallery, having a target of some kind, and arranged for practice with firearms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin
  • n. an enclosed firing range with targets for rifle or handgun practice


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  • A game at traveling carnivals, county/state fair midways, funfairs, entertainment boardwalks and amusement parks, featuring a pellet gun and typically either numerous moving mechanical tracks with small targets worth various minor prizes or points towards a major prize, or a paper target with a star on it which must be completely shot away to win a prize.

    January 31, 2008