Last modified on 22 July 2014, at 03:31

kneecap

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EtymologyEdit

knee + cap

NounEdit

kneecap (plural kneecaps)

  1. The flat, roundish bone in the knee.

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VerbEdit

kneecap (third-person singular simple present kneecaps, present participle kneecapping, simple past and past participle kneecapped)

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

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