cyclopes cyclopes

Definition(s):

  1. (n) only the silky anteater
  2. (n) (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
  3. (n) minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms

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Usage(s):

  • BLIND EYE The Border Patrol installed portable guard booths called cyclopes, but it doesn't have enough agents to man them.
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