Definition of stop-and-frisk in English:



mass nounUS
  • The policing practice of stopping a person briefly in order to search them for weapons or prohibited items.

    ‘he believes that stop-and-frisk is being misused as an anti-gun tactic’
    as count noun ‘police conducted more than half a million stop-and-frisks’
    as modifier ‘the city's stop-and-frisk policy’