knock-knee

noun
\ ˈnäk-ˈnē How to pronounce knock-knee (audio) , -ˌnē \

Definition of knock-knee

: a condition in which the legs curve inward at the knees

Other Words from knock-knee

knock-kneed \ ˈnäk-​ˈnēd How to pronounce knock-kneed (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of knock-knee

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Knock-knee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock-knee. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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knock-knee

noun
\ ˈnäk-ˈnē, -ˌnē How to pronounce knock-knee (audio) \

Medical Definition of knock-knee

: a condition in which the legs curve inward at the knees

called also genu valgum

Other Words from knock-knee

knock-kneed \ -​ˈnēd How to pronounce knock-kneed (audio) \ adjective

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