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- (informal, derogatory) Aggressive security screening prior to aircraft boarding.
- 2010 December 3, Conte, Kim, “Most Humiliating TSA Pat-Downs of the Week”, in The Stir:
- Now, some women's advocates are referring to the situation as "Gate Rape" and speaking out against incidents like these so that other women don't have to endure the same humiliation.
- 2011 April 20, Dowd, Maureen, “Stripped of Dignity”, in The New York Times, page A23:
- Ever since the Thanksgiving rebellion over intrusive new pat-downs that some have dubbed “gate-rape,” Americans have been debating security requirements versus privacy rights.
- (informal, derogatory, of airport security staff) To screen (someone) aggressively prior to allowing them to board an aircraft.
- 2011 January 7, Akers, Becky, “How to Save Million$ Reading TNA's Website!”, in The New American:
- And yet for all its tyranny, Israel doesn’t gate-rape passengers as does America's TSA.