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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Metope \Met"o*pe\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; meta` with, between + ? opening, hole, the hole in the frieze between the beam ends.] 1. (Arch.) The space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often adorned with carved work. See Illust. of Entablature. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The face of a crab. [1913 Webster] Note: In the Parthenon, groups of centaurs and heroes in high relief occupy the metopes. [1913 Webster]