or pat down

[ pat-doun ]
/ ˈpætˌdaʊn /


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

Origin of pat-down

noun use of verb phrase pat down Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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