Definition of shooting range in US English:

shooting range


  • An area provided with targets for the controlled practice of shooting.

    • ‘At one point she was the interim leader, but on the final shooting range she missed two targets and had to make penalty loops.’
    • ‘Two got into it at an FBI shooting range during a cookout at which alcohol was served.’
    • ‘And let's turn our attention now away from the shooting range, to the race track.’
    • ‘Rifle events are held on shooting ranges where competitors shoot at targets at distances of 10 and 50 metres.’
    • ‘We had lots of guns in the locker in the indoor shooting range.’
    • ‘In accordance with the new law on the control of firearms, all training centres, weapons instructors and shooting ranges have to be accredited by the police.’
    • ‘But his shooting range is limited and he is below average as a free-throw shooter.’
    • ‘The shooting range at Bath university yesterday provided my chance to compete alongside the Olympians.’
    • ‘The chairman's suggestion: spend more time at the driving range and less at the shooting range.’
    • ‘However Steve looked like the target dummy on a shooting range.’
    • ‘Speaking of shooting stuff, a detour led to the shooting range in the basement, where a disconcerting number of bullet marks were way off target.’
    • ‘Davis hired a shooting coach last summer and worked on extending his shooting range.’
    • ‘Practicing or sighting in on a public shooting range is a sure way to become very unpopular.’
    • ‘The idea was to use these empty bowling alleys as shooting ranges for the light guns and simulated clay pigeons with solar-celled light detectors.’
    • ‘He extends his shooting range to 10 feet, hits free throws, learns to put the ball on the floor occasionally.’
    • ‘Do mass shootings ever occur in police stations, shooting ranges or gun shows?’
    • ‘They include a shooting range in Surrey, a yachting facility, and several training camps dotted around the country.’
    • ‘Normal conversations are possible at the shooting range and the sounds of wild turkeys or elk may be heard from long distances.’
    • ‘They walked into a giant shooting range were Cody could see Barbra circling the area.’
    • ‘They have had opportunities to practice in the shooting range, but never in the field.’


shooting range

/ˈSHo͞odiNG ˌrānj/