strip search


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

Definition for strip search (2 of 2)

[ 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for strip search



(tr) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc


a search that involves stripping a person naked

Derived forms of strip-search

strip-searching, noun
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