strip search

noun
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of strip search

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

strip-search

play \ˈstrip-ˌsərch\ verb

Examples of strip search in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of strip search

1947

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STRIP SEARCH Defined for English Language Learners

strip search

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

transitive verb

legal Definition of strip-search

: to conduct a strip search of

strip search

legal Definition of strip search

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