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an act or instance of passing the hands over the body of a clothed person to detect concealed weapons, drugs, etc.; frisking.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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There was even a full-body
, by far the biggest turn-on of the night.
There is absolutely no denying that the enhanced
is a demeaning experience.
The body scanner went off, he refused a
, and requested to be allowed to go through the scanner again.
During screening, you have the option of undergoing screening by use of advanced imaging technology or a
Professional visitors may be required to present identification and credentials and may be subject to
It may also be necessary to undergo additional screening, to include hand-held metal detectors and
The officer ordered everyone out of the vehicle, and then immediately began a
weapons search of appellant.
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