Definition of pat-down in English:

pat-down

Syllabification: pat-down
Pronunciation: /ˈpatdoun
 
/
(also patdown)

noun

An act of searching a person for concealed items such as weapons or illegal drugs, made by passing the hands over their clothing.
More example sentences
  • She gives me a patdown, where she finds nothing.
  • Pay up, pass through the security patdown, and wait for the lift.
  • New patdown procedures are in effect tonight after hundreds of women complained they were being groped during the screenings.

Definition of pat-down in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day animalcule
Pronunciation: ˌanɪˈmalkjuːl
noun
a microscopic animal