an act or instance of strip-searching.
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Also called skin search.
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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.
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Example sentences from the Web for strip search
At the time, the TSA claimed it did not strip-search, but later admitted wrongdoing.
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-searchstrip-searching, noun
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