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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patella, kneecap, kneepanverb

    a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint

  2. kneecapverb

    shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning

    "They kneecapped the industrialist"


  1. kneecapnoun

    The flat, roundish bone in the knee.

    Etymology: knee + cap

  2. kneecapverb

    To destroy the kneecaps of (a person), usually by shooting at the knees, as a punishment carried out by criminals or terrorists.

    Etymology: knee + cap

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kneecapnoun

    the kneepan

  2. Kneecapnoun

    a cap or protection for the knee

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kneecap in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kneecap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of kneecap in a Sentence

  1. Matt Sayles/Invision/AP -RRB- JANE:

    I did apparently smash my kneecap, so it’s really painful, and I’m not allowed to really move it for about two or three weeks, but you know what? I’m acting above the kneecap, and I have a wonderful double for below the kneecap!

Images & Illustrations of kneecap

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