kneecap definition

  • noun:
    • See patella.
    • identify kneepad.
    • The flat, roundish bone tissue when you look at the leg.
    • A roundish, flattened, sesamoid bone within the tendon in front of the knee joint; the patella; the kneepan.
    • A cap or protection for the knee.
    • The bone capping the protuberance for the leg; the kneepan; the patella. See cut under knee-joint.
    • Any covering for knee, used as a protection from injury either into the combined or even the clothing that covers it.
    • Milit., same as genouillère.
    • a tiny flat triangular bone in front of the leg that safeguards the knee joint
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cripple by shooting when you look at the feet, especially in the knees.
    • to split the knees of, particularly by shooting within the kneecap; -- usually carried out by unlawful or terrorist teams as a warning or punishment.
  • verb:
    • To destroy the kneecaps of (people), typically by shooting at legs, as a punishment performed by criminals or terrorists.
    • shoot inside kneecap, often done-by terrorist teams as a warning

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