Definition of Strip-search

1. Verb. Search (someone) for weapons or drugs by having the person remove their clothes. "They want to strip-search the prisoners "; "He was strip-searched at the airport"

Generic synonyms: Search

Definition of Strip-search

1. Noun. A body search where the cloths are removed (stripped). ¹

2. Verb. To remove clothes and do a body search. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strip-search

strings attached
strings together
stringybark pine
strip-search (current term)
strip alert
strip away
strip bar
strip bars
strip cartoon
strip cartoons
strip club
strip clubs
strip cropping
strip down
strip joint
strip joints
strip lighting
strip loin

Literary usage of Strip-search

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Prison Conditions in the United Kingdom by Allyson Collins, Haywood Burns (1992)
"Following the forcible strip-search, the prison director called for an immediate investigation. It appears that a mid-level officer had conveyed incorrect ..."

2. Violence in California Prisons: A Proposal for Research Into Patterns and Cures by James Gilligan (2001)
"Jane Doe, a 52 year-old woman in the SHU has refused the strip-search because she believes that it is an unnecessary procedure performed only to degrade the ..."

3. All Too Familiar: Sexual Abuse of Women in U.S. State Prisons by Dorothy Q. Thomas (1996)
"New York's strip search and strip frisk policy has been shaped through litigation, and DOCS currently operates under a consent order. ..."

4. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"He refused to comply with a strip search at Clinton CF during the transfer procedure and was given an additional disciplinary ticket for this behavior. ..."

5. Jury And The Search For Truth: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary edited by Orrin G. Hatch (1998)
"You can imagine a strip search of a grandmother or something like that. This is an intentional tort; it is humiliating. The fourth amendment is about ..."

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