shooting gallery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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shooting gallerynoun [C]

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shooting gallery noun [C] (GUNS)

a ​closedarea in which ​peopleshootguns at ​targets, either for ​enjoyment or in ​order to ​improvetheirshootingskills

shooting gallery noun [C] (DRUGS)

US slang a ​place where ​people go to injectillegaldrugs: Police ​raided a well-known ​shootinggallery on ​Thursdaynight.
(Definition of shooting gallery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shooting gallery”
in Chinese (Simplified) 枪支, 靶场,射击场…
in Chinese (Traditional) 槍枝, 靶場,射擊場…
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