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search party

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  1. a group of persons conducting an organized search for someone or something lost or hidden.
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Origin of search party

First recorded in 1880–85
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Related Words for search party

detachment, claimant, appropriator, discoverer, spotter, band, throng, multitude, crowd, vigilante

Examples from the Web for search party

Historical Examples of search party

  • They might not find it, and a search-party of Wealdians might.

    Pariah Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • Rather a lark,” said Ashby, “to get up a search-party and go and look for him there.

  • Then, to the last man, they attached themselves to the search-party.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • That a search-party was now out he felt certain; it was probably his father's voice, and he dared not answer.

    Queensland Cousins

    Eleanor Luisa Haverfield

  • The long day drew to its close and the camp they sought had not appeared; nor had any search-party materialized.

British Dictionary definitions for search party

search party

  1. a group of people taking part in an organized search, as for a lost, missing, or wanted person
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