Definition of "kneecap" []

  • See patella. (noun)
  • See kneepad. (noun)
  • To cripple by shooting in the legs, especially in the knees. (verb-transitive)
  • To shoot (a person) in the kneecap, esp as an act of retaliation (verb)

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Use "kneecap" in a sentence
  • "I walked over and looked underneath the sheet and Tiki's kneecap is sitting up on top of his knee, totally out of place."
  • "Guzman, who has missed the last four games with a sore left kneecap, is expected to return to the lineup Friday. …"
  • "a broken kneecap, is a steady hitter and good fielder, though he never will provide much pop."