strip search

strip search


: an act of removing someone's clothing to see if that person is hiding illegal drugs, weapons, etc.

Full Definition of STRIP SEARCH

:  a search for something concealed on a person made after removal of the person's clothing
strip–search verb

Examples of STRIP SEARCH

  1. The administrators ordered random strip searches of all prisoners.

First Known Use of STRIP SEARCH



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