[ 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.

Definition for strip-search (2 of 2)

strip search


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