cyclops - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈsaɪˌklɒps/
singularcyclops
pluralcyclopses or cyclopes
  1. in ancient Greek stories, a giant with only one eye in the middle of his forehead
Word story
In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, Odysseus and his men are captured by the man-eating cyclops Polyphemus. Odysseus succeeds in blinding the giant and escaping.