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strip search

noun
1.
an act or instance of strip-searching.
Also called skin search.

strip-search

[strip-surch] /ˈstrɪpˌsɜrtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) especially for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.
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British Dictionary definitions for strip-search

strip-search

verb
1.
(transitive) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc
noun
2.
a search that involves stripping a person naked
Derived Forms
strip-searching, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for strip-search

strip-search

noun

skin-search (1947+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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