Definition of Procrustes in English:


Line breaks: Pro|crus¦tes
Pronunciation: /prəʊˈkrʌstiːz
Greek Mythology
A robber who forced travellers to lie on a bed and made them fit it by stretching their limbs or cutting off the appropriate length of leg. Theseus killed him in like manner.


from Greek prokroustēs, literally 'stretcher', from prokrouein 'beat out'.

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