knee /ˈnɪ/ 名詞
Knee v. t. To supplicate by kneeling. [Obs.]
Fall down, and knee
The way into his mercy. --Shak
1. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg.
2. Anat. (a) The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh and leg. (b) In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in man.
3. Mech. & Shipbuilding A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
4. A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.
Give them title, knee, and approbation. --Shak.
Knee breeches. See under Breeches.
Knee holly, Knee holm Bot., butcher's broom.
Knee joint. See in the Vocabulary.
Knee timber, timber with knees or angles in it.
Knee tribute, or Knee worship, tribute paid by kneeling; worship by genuflection. [Obs.] “Knee tribute yet unpaid.”
n 1: hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula
with the femur and protected in front by the patella
[syn: knee joint, articulatio genus, genu]
2: joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped;
corresponds to the human knee [syn: stifle]
3: cloth covering consisting of the part of a trouser leg that
covers the knee