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Noun: kneecap  'nee,kap
  1. A small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
    - patella, kneepan
Verb: kneecap (kneecapped,kneecapping)  'nee,kap
  1. Shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning
    "They kneecapped the industrialist"

Derived forms: kneecapped, kneecaps, kneecapping

Type of: hit, os sesamoideum, pip, sesamoid, sesamoid bone, shoot

Part of: articulatio genus, genu, human knee, knee, knee joint

Encyclopedia: Kneecap