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pat-down search

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pat-down search

noun phrase

A search made by patting the outer clothing: During a pat-down search, a female Milwaukee police officer felt something soft in one of Guy's pockets (1974+)

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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