Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The joint of the knee.
  • n. A toggle joint; so called because it consists of two pieces jointed to each other end to end, making an angle like the knee when bent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See in the Vocabulary.
  • n. The joint of the knee.
  • n. A toggle joint; -- so called because consisting of two pieces jointed to each other end to end, making an angle like the knee when bent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The joint at the knee; the joint between the thigh and the lower leg; the articulation of the femur with either or both of the bones of the leg, the tibia and fibula.
  • n. Some joint likened to or mistaken for a knee: as
  • n. () the carpal articulation of the fore leg of various animals, as the horse
  • n. () the tarsal articulation of a bird's foot; the heel.
  • n. In machinery, same as toggle-joint.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

Etymologies

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knee +‎ joint

Examples

  • When he was quite young he contracted tuberculosis of the bones, which resulted in permanent stiffness of his kneejoint.

    Robert Bárány - Biography

  • Nothing can be done to set the fracture until the swelling about the joint has been reduced, so that the first treatment consists in securing immediate rest for the kneejoint, and immobility of the fragments.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)

  • The kneejoint is so made, however, as to admit of a slight rotary motion when the limb is not extended.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics

  • The same process being described upon the opposite side, the carcase was then slightly inclined, and, by aid of the leg-bone bisected at the kneejoint, the "hump-ribs" were parted from the vertebra; after which, passing his knife aside the ninth rib and around the ends at the midriff, he laid hold of the dissevered side, and, with two or three well directed jerks, removed it to be laid upon his choicely assorted pile; a few other brief minutia then completed the task.

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE

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