Share this entry
American English: /ˈniˌkæp/
British English: /ˈniːkap/

Translation of kneecap in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • It affects the cartilage on the back of the kneecap and causes pain and stiffness, especially when going up and down stairs.
    • The tendon that connects the kneecap to the thigh muscle (patellar tendon) can be torn if the knee is bent too far back.
    • He needs more surgery, this time to graft together the bone in the kneecap.

transitive verb present participle kneecapping past tense, past participle kneecapped

  • dispararle a las rodillas a
    Example sentences
    • Three years earlier Mr Smith had kneecapped him, breaking his leg with a baseball bat after drugs he was looking after went missing, the jury heard.
    • Would you be afraid to meet him late at night in a dark alley, just in case he was carrying a crowbar and threatening to kneecap you?
    • The less-than-dynamic duo may yet get it right, especially if they can stop kneecapping themselves with stupid stunts.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.