from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun Some joint likened to or mistaken for a knee: as
- noun () the carpal articulation of the fore leg of various animals, as the horse
- noun () the tarsal articulation of a bird's foot; the heel.
- noun In machinery, same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The joint of the knee.
- noun (Mach.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
jointof the knee.
- noun engineering 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.
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- noun hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
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When he was quite young he contracted tuberculosis of the bones, which resulted in permanent stiffness of his kneejoint.
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 kneejoint is so made, however, as to admit of a slight rotary motion when the limb is not extended.
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.