kneecap kneecap  /ˈni ˌkæp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
  2. (v) shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If they don't get health care now, the fallout could kneecap the Obama Administration for the next three years, and would likely be felt at the polls.
  2. Investigators found that the 19-year-old Tut was missing his left kneecap and had suffered a grave leg fracture that may have become fatally infected.
  3. Beau Jack did a little tap dance to convince the two doctors from the New York State Athletic Commission that his kneecapbroken only three months agowas mended.

News

  1. 3 ways aging baby boomers will help the economy

    Conventional wisdom holds that a massive wave of retirees will kneecap the economy. But it's not all bad...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  2. Watch Dogs transmits E3 trailer

    Enjoy watching some sushi get eaten off a naked lady, some dude getting shot in the kneecap (ouch!) and a city block get hacked in this Watch Dogs trailer. Sure to be more at Ubisoft's press conference later today. Watch Dogs transmits E3 trailer originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Joystiq

Quotes

  1. "You could see the dislocation," said manager AJ Hinch. "The trainer popped the kneecap back in place, but now we'll just have to wait and see how much damage there was."
    on Aug 31, 2009 By: AJ Hinch Source: ESPN

  2. Hill said: "The dislocated kneecap is probably a six-week injury with no complications. Although it was put back into place on the pitch, that's his Six Nations over," said Hill. "But if he's ruptured his patella tendon then that's a...
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Richard Hill Source: Sportinglife.com

  3. "After my match a couple days ago, I went to the hospital and did an MRI......it just showed I had some inflammation and some fluid behind the kneecap," said Davenport, who had her knee heavily strapped on court on Tuesday. "Wanted to see how...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Lindsay Davenport Source: Reuters UK

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