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knee British & World English

The joint between the thigh and the lower leg in humans

knee bend British & World English

An act of bending the knee, especially as an exercise in which the body is raised and lowered without the use of the hands

knee boot British & World English

A boot that reaches to the knee

knee-deep British & World English

Of or at a depth or height to reach the knees

knee-high British & World English

So high as to reach the knees

knee-jerk British & World English

(Of a response) automatic and unthinking

knee pad British & World English

A protective covering for the knee, worn especially when playing sport

knee-pan British & World English

Old-fashioned term for kneecap.

knee action British & World English

A form of independent front-wheel suspension in a motor vehicle

knee-length British & World English

(Of footwear or an item of clothing) reaching the knees

thick-knee British & World English

Another term for stone curlew.

knee breeches British & World English

Short trousers worn by men and fastened at or just below the knee

knee-slapper British & World English

An uproariously funny joke

knee-trembler British & World English

An act of sexual intercourse between people in a standing position

housemaid's knee British & World English

Inflammation of the fluid-filled cavity covering the kneecap (bursitis), often due to excessive kneeling

on bended knee British & World English

Kneeling, especially when pleading or showing great respect

Wounded Knee, Battle of British & World English

The last major confrontation (1890) between the US Army and American Indians, at the village of Wounded Knee on a reservation in South Dakota. More than 300 largely unarmed Sioux men, women, and children were massacred. A civil rights protest at the site in 1973 led to clashes with the authorities

kneecap British & World English

The convex bone in front of the knee joint; the patella

on bended knee in knee British & World English

Kneeling, especially when pleading or showing great respect

cypress knees British & World English

The cone-shaped exposed growths on the buttress roots of a swamp cypress

on bended knees in knee British & World English

Kneeling, especially when pleading or showing great respect


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