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English noun: kneecap

1. kneecap (body) a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint


Synonymskneepan, patella


Broader (hypernym)os sesamoideum, sesamoid, sesamoid bone


Part meronymarticulatio genus, genu, human knee, knee, knee joint


English verb: kneecap

1. kneecap (competition) shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning


SamplesThey kneecapped the industrialist.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit, pip, shoot









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