Definition of knock knees in English:

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knock knees

Pronunciation: /ˈnäk ˌnēz/

plural noun

A condition in which the legs curve inward so that the feet are apart when the knees are touching.
Example sentences
  • Inadequate bone formation leads to bending in weight-bearing bones, giving rise to bow legs and knock knees.
  • This could be due to joint deformities like bow legs and knock knees, which produce a misalignment and overload on one half of the joint.
  • Most kids show a moderate tendency toward knock knees between the ages of 4 and 6, as the body goes through a natural alignment shift.

Derivatives

knock-kneed

Pronunciation: /ˌnäkˈnēd/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Many children will look bowlegged when they start to walk and then knock-kneed between three to seven years.
  • I'm knock-kneed and slightly pigeon toed so I have trouble with just plain ‘ol walking.
  • He attempts to prove his versatility and ambition by directing a soppy historical romance featuring not one, but two pairs of knock-kneed intellectuals falling hopelessly in love.

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Syllabification: knock knees

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