knock-knees
knock-knees \knock-knees\ n. 1. knock-knee.

Syn: knock-knee, genu valgum. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • knock knees — plural n. a condition in which the legs curve inward so that the feet are apart when the knees are touching Derivatives: knock kneed adj. * * * ˌknock ˈknees 7 [knock knees] noun plural legs that turn towards each other at the knees …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock-knees — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun plural : knees that approach each other or knock together because of knock knee developed knock knees at an early age …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knock-knees — An abnormal curve of the legs that causes the knees to touch or nearly touch while the feet are apart. The problem may arise in the bone structure itself, or in some cases it develops gradually as a result of muscle abnormalities. Knock knees can …   Medical dictionary

  • knock knees — plural noun a condition in which the legs curve inwards at the knee. Derivatives knock kneed adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • knock-knee — knock′ knee n. 1) pat inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking 2) pat knock knees, the knees of a person whose legs have such curvature • Etymology: 1820–30 knock′ kneed , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • knock-knee — knock kneed, adj. /nok nee /, n. 1. inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking. 2. knock knees, the knees of a person whose legs have such curvature. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • knock-knee — n. (Med.) A condition in which the knees are bent in so as to touch each other in walking; inknee. Syn: knock knees, genu valgum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knock — v. & n. v. 1 a tr. strike (a hard surface) with an audible sharp blow (knocked the table three times). b intr. strike, esp. a door to gain admittance (can you hear someone knocking?; knocked at the door). 2 tr. make (a hole, a dent, etc.) by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock-knee — [näk′nē΄] n. 1. a condition in which the legs bend inward so that the knees knock together or touch each other in walking 2. [pl.] such knees knock kneed adj …   English World dictionary

  • knees are knocking — informal ◇ If your knees are knocking they are shaking because you are nervous or afraid. Her knees were knocking in terror. • • • Main Entry: ↑knock …   Useful english dictionary

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