- to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) especially for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.
- an act or instance of strip-searching.
Also called skin search.
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Examples from the Web for strip-search
At the time, the TSA claimed it did not strip-search, but later admitted wrongdoing.TSA Detains Rand Paul and Other Airport Scandals
April 26, 2012
- (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
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