metope

[met-uh-pee, -ohp]
noun Architecture.
any of the square spaces, either decorated or plain, between triglyphs in the Doric frieze.
Also called intertriglyph.


Origin:
1555–65; < Greek metópē

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metope (ˈmɛtəʊp, ˈmɛtəpɪ)
 
n
architect a square space between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek metopē, from meta between + opē one of the holes for the beam-ends]

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The exterior is distinguished by a triglyph and metope frieze continued across the gable ends.
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