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shoot·ing galle·ry

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  1. shooting gallerynoun

    a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin

  2. shooting gallery, shooting rangenoun

    an enclosed firing range with targets for rifle or handgun practice


  1. shooting gallerynoun

    A carnival game typically featuring a pellet gun and numerous moving mechanical tracks with small targets to be shot for prizes.

  2. shooting gallerynoun

    Any game or match with lots of shooting (e.g. at a goal)

  3. shooting gallerynoun

    A room where heroin users shoot heroin.


  1. shooting gallery

    A shooting gallery is a designated area, typically found at fairgrounds or amusement parks, where people can play target shooting games. It usually involves shooting at mechanical or stationary targets using a gun, typically a BB gun, air gun or light gun, in order to win prizes. The term can also apply to a controlled environment or facility designed for firearms practice and training.


  1. Shooting Gallery

    The Shooting Gallery was a rifle light gun and is regarded as the first commercial light gun ever created for any video game console. It was originally created by Ralph Baer, the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey, in 1968 as part of a prototype gaming unit. The prototype light gun was used as an interface for playing multiple choice games. This prototype design was later developed into the Shooting Gallery for the Magnavox Odyssey. The console had a special port built into it for this peripheral. The Shooting Gallery allowed playing four additional games. This simple shotgun-inspired light gun would only detect light, and not necessarily what particular target, which thus allowed the player to cheat by shooting any light source, e.g. a light bulb. Since no scores were displayed on the TV screen for any Odyssey game, cheating was somewhat irrelevant. A rumor circulated that the Shooting Gallery rifle would only work with a Magnavox TV set. Although wrong, this hurt sales and only 20,000 or so were sold.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shooting gallery in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shooting gallery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Julio Montaner:

    It's one gigantic shooting gallery.

  2. Julio Montaner:

    This vibrant part of the city became abandoned and then reoccupied by individuals who are predominantly poor and have very high rates of injection drug use, it's one gigantic shooting gallery.

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