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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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