A "pat-down" search by definition is "a frisk or external feeling of the outer garments of an individual for weapons only."
Their outer garments were often of silk, embroidered and decorated with gems and woven gold.
Then the nurse carried him in, and one or two of his outer garments were taken from him.
As he had taken off only his outer garments, this did not take long.
He threw off his outer garments, and drew a chair toward the blaze.
Brockway vanished obediently, and presently found Burton struggling into his outer garments in the smoking-room.
For the outer garments the most distinctive term is the simlah.
Meantime the man was helping his companion to take off her outer garments, and put them before the fire.
Other needs we could hide, but not the need of outer garments.
As he laid aside his outer garments, Horace felt the joy of the exhausted sailor, entering port after a dangerous voyage.