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English definition of “kneecap”

kneecap

noun [C] uk   /ˈniː.kæp/ us  
the bone at the front of the knee jointBone structures
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kneecap

verb [T] uk   /ˈniː.kæp/ (-pp-) us  
to injure someone in the knee as a punishment, especially by shootingPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
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