Deus Ex Machina \DAY-uhs-eks-MAH-kuh-nuh\ noun
1. In ancient Greek and Roman drama, a god introduced by means of a crane to unravel and resolve the plot.
2. Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
Orign: Deus ex machina is New Latin for "god from the machine"; it is a translation of the Greek theos ek mekhanes.