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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act of passing the hands over the body of (a clothed person) to detect concealed weapons, drugs, etc.

Usage examples (33)
  • They get a routine pat-down and show their documents.
  • And those pat-down searches also will be more thorough.
  • Others use it as a secondary option, instead of a pat-down.
  • Other changes include more random screenings and pat-down searches. for more
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