The Italian master cut off the miners' hero (5)
I believe the answer is:
'miners' hero' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I can't judge whether this works.
'the italian master cut off' is the wordplay.
'the italian' becomes 'la' ('the' in Italian).
'master cut off' becomes 'lor' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'the' is the link.
Can you help me to learn more?