a protective covering, usually knitted, for the .
verb (used with object), kneecapped, kneecapping.
to cripple (a person) by shooting in the :
Terrorists were kneecapping prospective jurors.
(anatomy) a nontechnical name for patella
another word for poleyn
verb (transitive) -caps, -capping, -capped
(esp of certain terrorist groups) to shoot (a person) in the kneecap, esp as an act of retaliation
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’)
- Knee-chest position
knee-chest position n. A prone position in which the individual rests on the knees and upper part of the chest, assumed for gynecologic or rectal examination. Also called genupectoral position.
noun, Armor. 1. . [poh-leyn] /ˈpoʊ leɪn/ noun, Armor. 1. a piece for the knee, made of plate or leather. /ˈpəʊleɪn/ noun 1. a piece of armour for protecting the knee Also called kneecap
[nee] /ni/ noun 1. Anatomy. the joint of the leg that allows for movement between the femur and tibia and is protected by the patella; the central area of the leg between the thigh and the lower leg. 2. Zoology. the corresponding joint or region in the hind leg of a quadruped; stifle. 3. a […]
[nee-deep] /ˈniˈdip/ adjective 1. reaching the knees: knee-deep mud. 2. submerged or covered up to the knees: knee-deep in water. 3. deeply embroiled; enmeshed; involved: knee-deep in trouble. adjective 1. so deep as to reach or cover the knees: knee-deep mud 2. (postpositive) often foll by in adj. 1530s, from knee (n.) + deep (adj.). […]