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kidney Tweet Definition of kidney Like Definition of kidney on Facebook
noun
  1. An organ in the body that produces urine.
  2. This organ (of an animal) cooked as food
knee Tweet Definition of knee Like Definition of knee on Facebook
noun
  1. In humans, the joint in the middle part of the leg.
Jessica was wearing shorts, so she skinned her exposed knees when she fell.
  1. (skeleton) The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh and leg.
  2. (anatomy) In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in humans.
  3. (shipbuilding) A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
Quotations
  • 1980: Deck beams were supported by hanging knees, triangular pieces of wood typically found underneath the timbers they are designed to support, but in this case found above them. — Richard W. Unger, The Ship in the Medieval Economy 600-1600, page 41.
    1. An act of kneel, kneeling, especially to show respect or courtesy.
Give them title, knee, and approbation. Shak.
  1. Any knee-shaped item or sharp angle in a line, "the knee of a graph", an inflection point
kneepan Tweet Definition of kneepan Like Definition of kneepan on Facebook
noun
  1. The patella.
knuckle Tweet Definition of knuckle Like Definition of knuckle on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of the joints between the bones of the fingers.
  2. By extension of (1) a mechanical joint.
  3. A cut of meat.
  4. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The curved part of the cushion at the entrance to the pockets on a cue sports table.

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