a break in the slope of a river profile caused by renewed erosion by a rejuvenated river
a place in a river where its gradient changes and it begins to flow more steeply; a sharp drop in streambed elevation
The greater the volume of water flowing over a knickpoint, the faster it cuts upstream.
German knickpunkt ‘bend, kink’ + ‘point’
[knees] /knis/ noun 1. Karl Gustav Adolf [kahrl goo s-tahf ah-dawlf] /kɑrl ˈgʊs tɑf ˈɑ dɔlf/ (Show IPA), 1821–98, German statistician and historical economist.
- Kniest syndrome
Kniest syndrome (knēst) n. An inherited syndrome characterized by short limbs, round face with central depression, enlargement and stiffness of joints, and contracture of fingers, and often including cleft palate, scoliosis, retinal detachment and myopia, and deafness; it is a form of metatropic dwarfism.
- Knife and gun club
noun A hospital emergency room [1990s+ Medical; modeled on fish and gun club]
- Knife block
noun a block of wood or other material with grooves for storage of kitchen knives of various sizes