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 and Etymology of procrustes

Latin, from Greek Prokroustēs

First Known Use: 1567

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