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Procrustes

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noun Pro·crus·tes \prə-ˈkrəs-(ˌ)tēz, prō-\

Definition of Procrustes

  1. :  a villainous son of Poseidon in Greek mythology who forces travelers to fit into his bed by stretching their bodies or cutting off their legs



Origin of procrustes

Latin, from Greek Prokroustēs


First Known Use: 1567

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