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Definitions of knee

  1. hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. cloth covering consisting of the part of a trouser leg that covers the knee Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh and leg. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in man. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To supplicate by kneeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The joint between the lower leg and the thigh. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 1. The articulation between the femur and the tibia, covered anteriorly by the patella. 2. In the horse the collective carpal joints. 3. In anatomy, any recurved structure resembling a semiflexed knee, genu. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Articulation connecting femur and tibia. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. The joint between the thigh and shin bones: a piece of timber like a bent knee. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Joint of the leg and thigh; bent piece of timber in a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The joint between the thigh and the leg in man; a like joint in other animals, as the horse or cow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The articulation of the thigh and leg bones; a piece of timber or metal cut or cast with a knee-like angle, to connect the beams of a ship with her sides or timbers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The joint formed at the junction of the leg and thigh; anything in the shape of the angle formed by the leg and thigh when bent or inclined to each other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. The joint between femur and tibia; a root-process of certain swamp-growing trees. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  19. [Anglo-Saxon] Genu; joint between femur and tibia; root-process of certain swamp-inhabiting trees. na
  20. n[=e], n. the joint between the thigh and shin bones: a piece of timber or metal like a bent knee: (Shak.) a genuflection.--v.t. (Shak.) to kneel to, to go over on one's knees.--n.pl. KNEE'-BREECH'ES, breeches extending to just below the knee, as in court-dress.--n. KNEE'-CAP, the bone above the protuberance of the knee: a cap or strong covering for the knees, used chiefly for horses, to save their knees in case of a fall.--n.pl. KNEE'-CORDS, knee-breeches of corduroy.--adjs. KNEE'-CROOK'ING, obsequious: fawning; KNEED, having knees: (bot.) having angular joints like the knee; KNEE'-DEEP, rising to the knees: sunk to the knees; KNEE'-HIGH, rising or reaching to the knees.--ns. KNEE'-HOLL'Y, butcher's broom: KNEE'-JOINT, a joint with two pieces at an angle, so as to be very tight when pressed into a straight line; KNEE'-PAN, a flat, round bone on the front of the knee-joint; KNEE'-PIECE, or -RAFT'ER, an angular piece of timber strengthening a joint where two roof-timbers meet: any defensive appliance covering the knee; KNEE'-STOP, -SWELL, a lever worked by the performer's knee, for regulating the wind-supply of a reed-organ, &c.; KNEE'-TIM'BER, timber bent into a shape suitable for a knee in shipbuilding, &c.; KNEE'-TRIB'UTE (Milt.), the homage of kneeling.--GIVE, or OFFER, A KNEE, to act as second or bottle-holder in a fight, the principal resting on the second's knee during the pauses between the rounds. [A.S. cneów, cneó; Ger. knie, L. genu, Gr. gonu.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. [Latin] Any part showing an angular bend; as the K. of the internal capsule. na
  22. Joint between thigh& lower leg in man, corresponding joint in animals; give a k. to, support (pugilist) on one\'s knee between rounds, act as second to; on one\'s kk., kneeling, esp. in supplication, worship, or submission; bring (person) to his kk., reduce him to submission; part of garment covering the k.; thing like k. in shape or position, esp. piece of wood or iron with angular bend; k.-breeches (reaching down to or just below k.); k.-cap, convex bone in front of k. -joint, (also) protective covering for k.; k.-deep, so deep as to reach the kk.; k.-hole (table), (writing-table with) hole between drawer pedestals to admit kk.; k.-joint, joint of k., joint of two pieces hinged together; k.-pan, k.-cap; k.-swell, (in Amer. organ &c.) lever worked by k., for producing crescendo& diminuendo effects. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Touch with the knee; fasten (framework &c.) with knees; (colloq.) cause (trousers) to bulge at knees. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Joint between femur and tibia. American pocket medical dictionary.
  25. The angle made by the bend of the leg; the femorotibial articulation, together with the surrounding structures. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. A sharp bend in a structure. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. In ship-building, is an angular piece of wood or iron, connecting the deck-beams with the ribs of the vessel. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The joint connecting the two principal parts of the leg;— a piece of timber or metal with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent. Cabinet Dictionary

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