Centauromachy Cen`tau*rom"a*chy, n. [Gr. ?; ? centaur + ? battle.] (Ancient Art) A fight in which centaurs take part, -- a common theme for relief sculpture, as in the Parthenon metopes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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