knee·​cap | \ ˈnē-ˌkap How to pronounce kneecap (audio) \

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Stop right before the kneecap and move your arms backward so that the roller moves towards your hips. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why This Holiday Break Is a Perfect Time to Start Foam-Rolling," 28 Dec. 2018 After making state in the 100, 200 and 4x100 as a freshman, Gilling broke her left kneecap while competing in the long jump during her sophomore indoor season. Steve Sadin,, "Girls track notebook: Highland Park's Taylor Gilling ready for state encore," 12 May 2018 Runner’s knee can feel like a dull, diffuse ache in and around the kneecap. SELF, "How to Know When It’s Safe to Run Through Knee Pain and When You Need to Stop," 7 Dec. 2018 Your trench should fall no lower than the bottom of your kneecaps. Tim Gunn, Marie Claire, "Tim Gunn: How to Wear Trench Coats and Nautical Stripes," 12 July 2010 The ailment causes inflammation of the kneecap tendon that attaches to the shin bone, according to the American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons. Reema Amin,, "Anne Arundel summer dance program conveys confidence as well as technique," 11 July 2018 Image Once, in his days as New York’s chief federal prosecutor and later as the city’s mayor, Rudolph W. Giuliani was a master of releasing damaging leaks aimed at the kneecaps of opponents. New York Times, "Giuliani Promised a Surprise Before the Election. Comey Delivered One.," 19 June 2018 But, unlike you and me, Millie Bobby Brown was actually supposed to be there — however, the 14-year-old Stranger Things star has apparently fractured her kneecap, and will instead be staying home per her doctor’s instructions., "Millie Bobby Brown Split Her Kneecap & All We Can Say Is: Ouch," 16 June 2018 Radio CRC are reporting that there are real fears over the 27-year-old fracturing the same kneecap., "Napoli Sweating Over Fitness of Faouzi Ghoulam as Concerns Over Reoccurrence of Knee Injury Arise," 30 June 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of kneecap

: a flat bone on the front of your knee


knee·​cap | \ ˈnē-ˌkap How to pronounce kneecap (audio) \

Kids Definition of kneecap

: a thick flat movable bone forming the front part of the knee


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