strip search

noun

Definition of strip search

  1. :  a search for something concealed on a person made after removal of the person's clothing

strip–search

verb

Examples of strip search in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of strip search

1947


STRIP SEARCH Defined for English Language Learners

strip search

noun

Definition of strip search for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

strip search

  1. see search


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