• The part of a garment that covers the knee.
  • Any knee-shaped item or sharp angle in a line, "the knee of a graph", an inflection point.
  • In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in humans.
  • (archaic) An act of kneeling, especially to show respect or courtesy.

    "To make a knee."

  • In humans, the joint or the region of the joint in the middle part of the leg between the thigh and the shank.

    "Penny was wearing a miniskirt, so she skinned her exposed knees when she fell."

  • (shipbuilding) A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
  • A blow made with the knee; a kneeing.


  • (transitive) To poke or strike with the knee.
  • (transitive, archaic) To kneel to.

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