an act or instance of passing the hands over the body of a clothed person to detect concealed weapons, drugs, etc.; frisking.
Also, pat down.

noun use of verb phrase pat down Unabridged
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There was even a full-body pat-down, by far the biggest turn-on of the night.
There is absolutely no denying that the enhanced pat-down is a demeaning experience.
The body scanner went off, he refused a pat-down, 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 pat-down.
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