Meaning of Procrustes

Pro•crus•tes

Pronunciation: (prō-krus'tēz), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a robber who stretched or amputated the limbs of travelers to make them conform to the length of his bed. He was killed by Theseus. Also called
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