metope definition

  • noun:
    • Architecture some of the spaces between two triglyphs on a Doric frieze.
    • The architectural element between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze.
    • The space between two triglyphs regarding the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often adorned with carved work. See Illust. of entablature.
    • the facial skin of a crab.
    • In design, a slab placed between two triglyphs for the Doric frieze, often, particularly in belated work, cut-in equivalent block with one triglyph or higher.
    • In zoology, identical to facies. Huxley.

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