Definitions for boaˈboʊ ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feather boa, boa(noun)

    a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur

  2. boa(noun)

    any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs

Wiktionary

  1. boa(Noun)

    Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico, and the chevalier boa of Peru.

  2. boa(Noun)

    A type of scarf typically made from feathers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boa(noun)

    a genus of large American serpents, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico (B. imperator), and the chevalier boa of Peru (B. eques)

  2. Boa(noun)

    a long, round fur tippet; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the boa constrictor

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. boa

    Any one of the fat cables that lurk under the floor in a dinosaur pen. Possibly so called because they display a ferocious life of their own when you try to lay them straight and flat after they have been coiled for some time. It is rumored within IBM that channel cables for the 370 are limited to 200 feet because beyond that length the boas get dangerous — and it is worth noting that one of the major cable makers uses the trademark ‘Anaconda’.

Freebase

  1. Boidae

    The Boidae are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and some Pacific Islands. Relatively primitive snakes, adults are medium to large in size, with females usually larger than the males. Two subfamilies, comprising eight genera and 43 species, are currently recognized.

Anagrams for boa »

  1. abo , ABO

  2. AOB, a.o.b.

  3. bao

  4. oba, Oba.

  5. A.o.b.

  6. Abo

  7. AOB

  8. Oba

  9. Oba.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Warren:

    They encircle the city almost like a boa constrictor.

  2. Allen Ginsberg:

    Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The boa digests slowly. The habit digests slowly. (Le boa digère lentement. - L’habitude digère lentement.)

  4. Steve Warren:

    Essentially, they encircle the city, almost like a boa constrictor, and they will then squeeze in closer and closer into that city until eventually they are able to finally clear it, as we saw in Ramadi.

  5. Steve Warren:

    The fight for Fallujah is ongoing. Right now the Iraqi Security Forces are approaching Fallujah from three directions, essentially, they encircle the city, almost like a boa constrictor, and they will then squeeze in closer and closer into that city until eventually they are able to finally clear it, as we saw in Ramadi.

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