metope, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ; meta` with, between + opening, hole, the hole in the frieze between the beam ends.].
The space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often adorned with carved work. See Illust.
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The face of a crab. [1913 Webster
" In the Parthenon, groups of centaurs and heroes in high relief occupy the metopes."