Kneecap



[nee-kap] /ˈniˌkæp/

noun
1.
the patella.
2.
a protective covering, usually knitted, for the .
verb (used with object), kneecapped, kneecapping.
3.
to cripple (a person) by shooting in the :
Terrorists were kneecapping prospective jurors.
/ˈniːˌkæp/
noun
1.
(anatomy) a nontechnical name for patella
2.
another word for poleyn
verb (transitive) -caps, -capping, -capped
3.
(esp of certain terrorist groups) to shoot (a person) in the kneecap, esp as an act of retaliation
n.

1650s, “a covering or protection for the knee,” from knee (n.) + cap (n.). Meaning “bone in front of the knee joint” is from 1869; the verb in the underworld sense of “to shoot (someone) in the knee” as punishment is attested by 1975. Related: Kneecapped.

kneecap knee·cap (nē’kāp’)
n.
See patella.
kneecap
(nē’kāp’)
See patella.

verb

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