Definition of Procrustes in English:

Procrustes

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A robber who forced travelers 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.

Pronunciation

Procrustes

/prōˈkrəstēz/ /proʊˈkrəstiz/

Origin

From Greek prokroustēs, literally ‘stretcher’, from prokrouein ‘beat out’.