shooting gallery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shooting gallery an enclosed firing range with targets for rifle or handgun practice
    • n shooting gallery a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shooting gallery a range, usually covered, with targets for practice with firearms.
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Usage

In literature:

Did you learn that in the shooting galleries too, in case you put the showman's eye out?
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
Shooting-gallery a penny; that's a shilling.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
There's a shooting gallery here where they let 'em out by the hour.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
A shooting gallery at that.
"Arm of the Law" by Harry Harrison
He was called "Mr. George," and kept a shooting-gallery.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
After three months the gunmaker no longer accompanied Frank to his shooting-gallery.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
Left to themselves, the four young Rovers visited the railroad station and then drifted into the shooting gallery.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
Eugene and Suzanne stopped to shoot at a shooting gallery.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Is he a frequenter of the shooting galleries?
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6" by Guy de Maupassant
There's a shooting-gallery yonder.
"Monsieur Cherami" by Charles Paul de Kock
A shooting gallery was in process of erection, and its glories soon dispelled the gloom of Angele's snub.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
The prince was as calm as if he were in a shooting gallery, and kept his pistol lowered.
"Artist and Model" by René de Pont-Jest
One of the best of Dickens's illustrations of gratitude for sympathy is the case of Phil Squod, Mr. George's assistant in the shooting gallery.
"Dickens As an Educator" by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
IN THE INDIAN JUNGLE SHOOTING-GALLERY.
"Voces Populi" by F. Anstey
I'm going to the pistol gallery to take lessons in shooting.
"The Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern" by Anonymous
Near by are rifle and pistol shooting galleries.
"Over the Ocean" by Curtis Guild
Trigger O'Doodle, who kept a shooting-gallery in Dublin.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 3." by Samuel Warren
Also, in shooting with round bullets, and light gallery ammunition, the bullets may rebound from a hard tree and come back on the shooter.
"Automatic Pistol Shooting" by Walter Winans
He must have spent years of his life in a shooting gallery.
"Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
A very accurate pistol for gallery and short-range shooting is made by M. Gastinne-Renette of Paris and used in his gallery in that city.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright
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In news:

Shooting rampage in Copley Township gallery (10 photos).
On June 27, New York independent film staple The Shooting Gallery unceremoniously closed its doors and told its employees to go home.
Bill Morrison and Richard Einhorn's ' Shooting Gallery .
Evicted shooting gallery is bulldozed in Coney.
The Outdoor Channel is airing its third season of " Shooting Gallery " in HD.
The Outdoor Channel (TOC not to be confused with Comcast-owned Outdoor Life Network or OLN), has completed season 3 production of its award winning show SHOOTING GALLERY , with all-new episodes filmed entirely in HD.
Bill Morrison and Richard Einhorn's 'Shooting Gallery.
Morrow park is 'shooting gallery.
Two words about the anguishing Aurora shooting gallery: gun control.
Is Louisville's West End turning into a shooting gallery.
The Outdoor Channel is airing its third season of "Shooting Gallery" in HD.
The Outdoor Channel (TOC not to be confused with Comcast-owned Outdoor Life Network or OLN), has completed season 3 production of its award winning show SHOOTING GALLERY, with all-new episodes filmed entirely in HD.
Wing-shooting old Florida style Photo gallery.
Officer involved shooting near Laurelhurst Park gallery (4 photos).
Cal State San Bernardino police fatally shoot student Photo gallery: Shooting At CSUSB SAN BERNARDINO.
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