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Quickly tapping your back pocket, and front pockets to assure you have your wallet, cell phone, and iPod. May also be shortened if the user is lacking one of the mentioned items.

The 3-Pocket Pat should take no longer than 2 seconds.
"I realized I left my wallet at the movies when I did my occasional 3-Pocket Pat before getting in the car."
by Austavious Rex March 23, 2010