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strip search

or 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).

strip′ search`

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.

strip search

Reconnaissance along a straight line between two given reference points.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strip search - searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs by having them remove their clothes
frisk, frisking - the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs; "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"
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There is a problem with contraband getting into prison which we recognise but it is not physically possible to stripsearch every person who visits the prison and may be concealing drugs or other items.