Associations to the word «Knee»


KNEE, noun. In humans, the joint or the region of the joint in the middle part of the leg between the thigh and the shank.
KNEE, noun. In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in humans.
KNEE, noun. The part of a garment that covers the knee.
KNEE, noun. (shipbuilding) A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
KNEE, noun. (archaic) An act of kneeling, especially to show respect or courtesy.
KNEE, noun. Any knee-shaped item or sharp angle in a line, "the knee of a graph", an inflection point.
KNEE, noun. A blow made with the knee; a kneeing.
KNEE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To kneel to.
KNEE, verb. (transitive) To poke or strike with the knee.
KNEE BABIES, noun. Plural of knee baby
KNEE BABY, noun. A young child, slightly older than a baby.
KNEE CAP, noun. (roofing) A metal cover trim that fits over a panel rib after it has been cut and bent.
KNEE CAP, noun. (rare) Alternative spelling of kneecap
KNEE HIGH, noun. (chiefly in the plural) a sock that reaches almost up to the knee
KNEE HIGH TO A GRASSHOPPER, adjective. (idiomatic) short; especially relating to when the subject was a small child
KNEE HIGHS, noun. Plural of knee high
KNEE JERK, adjective. Alternative spelling of knee-jerk
KNEE JERK, noun. Alternative spelling of knee-jerk
KNEE JERKS, noun. Plural of knee jerk
KNEE PAD, noun. A protective garment worn on a knee to protect it from injury, for example due to a blow or a fall.
KNEE PADS, noun. Plural of knee pad
KNEE PIT, noun. (informal) poplit (shallow depression located at the back of the knee joint)
KNEE ROLL, noun. (cricket) the thick part of a batsman's pads that protects the knee
KNEE ROLLS, noun. Plural of knee roll
KNEE SCOOTER, noun. A mobility device for patients with leg injuries.
KNEE SCOOTERS, noun. Plural of knee scooter
KNEE SLAPPER, noun. (idiomatic) A joke, especially one which strikes the listener or reader as particularly humorous.
KNEE SLAPPERS, noun. Plural of knee slapper
KNEE SOCK, noun. (chiefly in the plural) a sock that reaches almost up to the knee
KNEE SOCKS, noun. Plural of knee sock
KNEE SPLITTER, noun. A device of torture whereupon two spiked blocks facing each other, and held together by large screws, may be cranked to close in on a limb to destroy the surrounded limb.

Dictionary definition

KNEE, noun. Hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella.
KNEE, noun. Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee.
KNEE, noun. The part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee.

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