Definitions for "Dangling modifier"
A word or phrase that does not clearly refer to another word or word group in the sentence. Even though arriving we arrived at the theater early, the movie started late.
a modifying word or phrase (often a participial phrase) that is not grammatically connected to any part of the sentence: e.g., Walking to school, the street was slippery.
a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'