- (Greek mythology) a monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull (in some versions, with the
body of a bull and the head of a man), confined by Minos in a labyrinth built by Daedalus,
and annually fed seven youths and seven maidens from Athens, until killed by Theseus see also Pasiphaë
< L Minotaurus
< Gr Minōtauros
Minos + tauros,
a bull, akin to L taurus:
Example Sentences Including 'Minotaur'
A giant robot Minotaur straddled the train platform, raising and lowering a golden double-bladed ax.
He showed us the sound effects, we rode the Minotaur , paid our tips, and bought mementos: cans of blood, and bags of bones in pink glasses.
Exquisite Corpse (2001)
Their early games," Operation: Desert Storm" and " Minotaur ," sold about 2,500 copies each.
Seattle Times (2004)
The Mermaid and the Minotaur : Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise.
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