from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A renowned craftsman, sculptor, and inventor and builder of the Labyrinth. He fashioned the wings with which he and his son Icarus escaped from Crete after their imprisonment by Minos.

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  • proper noun Greek mythological figure who crafted the waxen wings of Icarus.

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  • noun (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus


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From Latin Daedalus, from Ancient Greek Δαίδαλος.


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