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kneecap

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

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈniː.kæp/ (-pp-)
to injure someone in the knee as a punishment, especially by shooting
Translations of “kneecap”
in Korean 슬개골…
in Arabic الرضفة (عَظمة رأس الرُكبة)…
in Portuguese rótula…
in Catalan ròtula…
in Japanese ひざのさら…
in Italian rotula…
in Chinese (Traditional) 髕,膝蓋骨…
in Russian коленная чашечка…
in Turkish diz kapağı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 髌,膝盖骨…
in Polish rzepka…
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