kneecapping
noun Date: 1974 the terroristic act or practice of maiming a person's knees (as by gunshot) • kneecap transitive verb

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  • kneecapping — noun a) The act of destroying the kneecaps of (a person), usually by shooting at the knees, as a punishment carried out by criminals or terrorists. There have been five reports of kneecapping this month. b) An act of this type of punishment. The… …   Wiktionary

  • kneecapping — see knee capping …   English dictionary

  • kneecapping — n. act of crippling by shooting in the legs (especially in the knees)n. knee bone, patella; knee protector, knee pad v. shoot in the kneecap or knee; cripple by shooting in the kneecap …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kneecapping — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun ( s) : the act or practice of maiming a person in the knees especially by gunshot …   Useful english dictionary

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  • kneecap — kneecapper, n. /nee kap /, n., v., kneecapped, kneecapping. n. 1. the patella. 2. a protective covering, usually knitted, for the knee. v.t. 3. to cripple (a person) by shooting in the knee: Terrorists were kneecapping prospective jurors. [1650… …   Universalium

  • kneecap — /ˈnikæp / (say neekap) noun 1. the patella, the flat, movable bone at the front of the knee. –verb (t) (kneecapped, kneecapping) 2. to shoot or strike in the knee with crippling effect, especially as an act of retaliation. –kneecapping, noun… …   Australian English dictionary

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