Cyclops Cy"clops (s?"kl?ps), n. sing. & pl. [L. Cyclops, Gr. Ky`klwps (strictly round-eyed), pl. Ky`klwpes; ky`klos circle + 'w`ps eye.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) One of a race of giants, sons of Neptune and Amphitrite, having but one eye, and that in the middle of the forehead. They were fabled to inhabit Sicily, and to assist in the workshops of Vulcan, under Mt. Etna. [1913 Webster]

Note: Pope, in his translation of the ``Odyssey,'' uniformly spells this word Cyclop, when used in the singular. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of minute Entomostraca, found both in fresh and salt water. See {Copepoda}. [1913 Webster]

3. A portable forge, used by tinkers, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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