What does the word Procrustean mean?

Usage examples for Procrustean

  1. In order to draw out the torso and tail of a story through Procrustean lengths of advertising pages, some editors place, or seem to place, a premium upon length. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  2. Young limbs will not always adjust themselves to the Procrustean bed. – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey