Definition of constrictor
1 : a muscle that contracts a cavity or orifice or compresses an organ
2 : a snake (such as a boa constrictor) that coils around and compresses prey
3 : one that constricts
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Among them: the time a student took to the stage at a graduation ceremony wearing nothing but a boa constrictor.
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Definition of constrictor for Students
: a snake (as a boa) that kills its prey by coiling around and crushing it
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