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entablature of a Doric
Any of the spaces between two triglyphs on a Doric frieze.
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(Architecture) 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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met•o•pe(ˈmɛt əˌpi, ˈmɛt oʊp)
one of the square spaces, often decorated, between the triglyphs in a Doric frieze.
[1555–65; < Greek metópē]
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