Meaning of strip search

strip' search"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an act or instance of strip-searching. Also called


Pronunciation: (strip'sûrch"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) esp. for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.
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