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

Other definitions for strip search (2 of 2)

strip-search
[ strip-surch ]
/ ˈstrɪpˌsɜrtʃ /

verb (used with object)
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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How to use strip search in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for strip search

strip-search

verb
(tr) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc
noun
a search that involves stripping a person naked

Derived forms of strip-search

strip-searching, noun
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