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Noun: knee  nee
  1. Hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    - knee joint, human knee, articulatio genus, genu
  2. Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    - stifle
  3. The part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee
Verb: knee  nee
  1. Hit with the knee

Derived forms: knees, kneeing, kneed

Type of: articulatio, articulation, cloth covering, ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint, joint

Part of: hind leg, leg, peg [informal], pin [informal], stick [informal]

Encyclopedia: Knee