HyperDic: kneecap

English > 2 senses of the word kneecap:
NOUNbodykneecap, patella, kneepana small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
VERBcompetitionkneecapshoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning
kneecap > pronunciation
Soundsniy'kae.p
Rhymesbackslap ... zap: 45 rhymes with aep...
English > kneecap: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint.
Synonymspatella, kneepan
Part ofknee, knee joint, human knee, articulatio genus, genuhinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
Broadersesamoid bone, sesamoid, os sesamoideumAny of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
Spanishrótula
Catalanròtula
English > kneecap: 2 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningshoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"They kneecapped the industrialist"
Broadershoot, hit, piphit with a missile from a weapon
Catalannolex

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