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metope

[met-uh-pee, -ohp] /ˈmɛt əˌpi, -oʊp/
noun, Architecture
1.
any of the square spaces, either decorated or plain, between triglyphs in the Doric frieze.
Also called intertriglyph.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Greek metópē
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  • The exterior is distinguished by a triglyph and metope frieze continued across the gable ends.
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metope

/ˈmɛtəʊp; ˈmɛtəpɪ/
noun
1.
(architect) a square space between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek metopē, from meta between + opē one of the holes for the beam-ends
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