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shooting gallery

Translation of shooting gallery in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (at fair) barraca (feminine) or puesto (masculine) de tiro al blanco
    Example sentences
    • Nothing, it seems, has escaped the bullets, including many religious statues peppered with holes like target figures in a fairground shooting gallery.
    • An artist named El Perro (Spanish, I guess) has creating a shooting gallery with an air gun that points at a view of a street corner, with cars and people occasionally passing across the frame.
    • Conversely, the undefended pieces of your opponent are like targets in a shooting gallery.
    1.2 (for drug-taking) [slang/argot][ lugar que utilizan los drogadictos para inyectarse ]
    Example sentences
    • Measures selected for our first analysis pertain to the question: ‘Among injecting drug users, who is more likely to inject in shooting galleries?’
    • Nonetheless, the literature is contradictory in terms of predicting which persons among illicit drug users are more likely to inject in shooting galleries as compared to injecting alone or elsewhere.
    • In shooting galleries, drug users are able to illegally rent cubicles to inject drugs.

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