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knee

1. the joint of the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
2. 
a. the area surrounding and above this joint
b. reaching or covering the knee
3. a corresponding or similar part in other vertebrates
4. anything resembling a knee in action, such as a device pivoted to allow one member angular movement in relation to another
5. anything resembling a knee in shape, such as an angular bend in a pipe
6. any of the hollow rounded protuberances that project upwards from the roots of the swamp cypress: thought to aid respiration in waterlogged soil

Knee

A bent or curved element used to stiffen a joint where two members meet at an angle, such as a timber frame column and beam.

knee

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(anatomy)
The articulation between the femur and the tibia in humans. Also known as genu.
The corresponding articulation in the hindlimb of a quadrupedal vertebrate.
(mechanical engineering)
In a knee-and-column type of milling machine, the part which supports the saddle and table and which can move vertically on the column.
(metallurgy)
The lower supporting structure for an arm in a resistance welding machine.

knee

1. A piece of wood having a bend, either natural or artificially set; a crook, 2.
2. A part of the back of a handrail having a convex upper surface.
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Bend knees to 45 degrees and bring arms down in line with shoulders by bending elbows to 90 degrees.
Sit down on mat, stretch legs straight out in front, place feet hip distance apart, bend knees and draw feet in a little way.
Ease weight of body forward, bend knees into an all-fours position then bend arms, lower chin, chest and knees to floor.
To come out, bend knees draw in feet and roll over to one side then ease to sitting.
To put the load down, bend knees, keep back straight.
Inhale and tighten tummy muscles, then exhale and bend knees to a 90 degree angle.
2 Place feet hip distance apart, bend knees and draw in feet to touch your bottom, or as close as you can
Bend knees to 90 degrees and allow body to lean forward until it is at right angles to thighs.