Definition of housemaid's knee in English:

housemaid's knee

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noun

[mass noun]
Inflammation of the fluid-filled cavity covering the kneecap (bursitis), often due to excessive kneeling.
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  • Furthermore, they would foster a host of new problems: housemaid's knee, malnutrition and an explosion in all the manifold ailments that smoking is known to cause.
  • Tennis elbow and housemaid's knee were associated with women.
  • A self-cleaning oven costs considerably more than an ordinary one - €1, 249 as opposed to €599 in the Neff range - but what price cleanliness and an end to housemaid's knee?

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