Definition of kneecap
Recent Examples of kneecap from the Web
The scene where Scott, Kate, and Frank drag him into the back room and go all gangster (or, in Poehler's case, gangsta) is funny, because these are the least likely kneecap-smashers in history.
Kyrie Irving fractured his kneecap in the opener of those 2015 Finals.
Browns fourth-rounder Howard Wilson fractured his kneecap and could miss the season.
The Browns lost cornerback Howard Wilson, a fourth-round pick, to a broken kneecap over last weekend's rookie minicamp.
NOTES: DB Howard Wilson, Cleveland’s fourth-round pick, will need surgery after breaking his kneecap.
The top of his kneecap didn’t feel right after that game, but tests showed no structural damage.
The skater, of course, was 24-year-old Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan, who'd just been hit in the kneecap with a police baton by a man who fled the scene.
The cloth’s too thin to afford good scrape protection and, worse yet, the poly-cotton clings to the kneecaps.
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First Known Use of kneecap
KNEECAP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kneecap for English Language Learners
: a flat bone on the front of your knee
KNEECAP Defined for Kids
Definition of kneecap for Students
: a thick flat movable bone forming the front part of the knee
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