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knee


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knee  \Knee\,  n.  [OE.  kne,  cneo,  As  cne['o],  cne['o]w;  akin  to 
  OS  knio,  kneo,  OFries  kn[=i],  G.  &  D.  knie,  OHG.  chniu 
  chneo  Icel.  kn?,  Sw  kn["a],Dan.  kn[ae],  Goth.  kniu,  L. 
  genu,  Gr  ?,  Skr.  j[=a]nu,  ?  Cf  {Genuflection}.] 
  1.  In  man,  the  joint  in  the  middle  part  of  the  leg. 
 
  2.  (Anat.) 
  a  The  joint,  or  region  of  the  joint,  between  the  thigh 
  and  leg. 
  b  In  the  horse  and  allied  animals,  the  carpal  joint, 
  corresponding  to  the  wrist  in  man. 
 
  3.  (Mech.  &  Shipbuilding)  A  piece  of  timber  or  metal  formed 
  with  an  angle  somewhat  in  the  shape  of  the  human  knee  when 
  bent. 
 
  4.  A  bending  of  the  knee,  as  in  respect  or  courtesy. 
 
  Give  them  title,  knee,  and  approbation.  --Shak. 
 
  {Knee  breeches}.  See  under  {Breeches}. 
 
  {Knee  holly},  {Knee  holm}  (Bot.),  butcher's  broom. 
 
  {Knee  jerk}  (Physiol.)  a  jerk  or  kick  produced  by  a  blow  or 
  sudden  strain  upon  the  patellar  tendon  of  the  knee,  which 
  causes  a  sudden  contraction  of  the  quadriceps  muscle;  one 
  of  the  so-called  tendon  reflexes. 
 
  {Knee  joint}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Knee  timber},  timber  with  knees  or  angles  in  it 
 
  {Knee  tribute},  or  {Knee  worship},  tribute  paid  by  kneeling; 
  worship  by  genuflection.  [Obs.]  ``Knee  tribute  yet 
  unpaid.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knee  \Knee\  (n[=e]),  v.  t. 
  To  supplicate  by  kneeling.  [Obs.] 
 
  Fall  down  and  knee  The  way  into  his  mercy.  --Shak 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  knee 
  n  1:  hinge  joint  in  the  human  leg  connecting  the  tibia  and  fibula 
  with  the  femur  and  protected  in  front  by  the  patella 
  [syn:  {knee  joint},  {articulatio  genus},  {genu}] 
  2:  joint  between  the  femur  and  tibia  in  a  quadruped; 
  corresponds  to  the  human  knee  [syn:  {stifle}] 
  3:  the  part  of  a  trouser  leg  that  covers  the  knee 




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