strip-search(redirected from strip-searches)
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strip searchor strip-search (strĭp′sûrch′)
The search of a person for illegal or contraband articles, such as drugs or weapons, by requiring the removal of enough clothing to allow the inspection of normally private parts of the person's body.
tr.v. strip searched, strip search·ing, strip search·es or strip-searched or strip-search·ing or strip-search·es
To conduct a strip search of (a person).
(Law) (tr) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc
(Law) a search that involves stripping a person naked
an act or instance of strip-searching.
to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) esp. for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.
Past participle: strip-searched