Pronunciation: (nē'kap"), [key]
—n., v., -capped, -cap•ping.
1. the patella.
2. a protective covering, usually knitted, for the knee.
to cripple (a person) by shooting in the knee: Terrorists were kneecapping prospective jurors.
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