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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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In this issue, Quandt talks with Winnipegbased director Guy Maddin, whose installation Cowards Bend the Knee opened in March at Toronto's Power Plant.
I have read several ``how to'' books, which invariably say to bend the knees, extend the arms, and let the ball slide off your fingertips.
By the end of the day, I have forgotten to bend the knees and the rest of it, and am just trying by any means possible to get the darned ball in the basket.
You must start to bend the knees in preparation to enter the second turn and.
Bend the knees and roll the shoulders, warming up the whole body for about 8-10 minutes.
Have the athlete round the shoulders and upper back and slightly bend the knees, then have him lower the weight in a smooth and controlled manner and pause momentarily before recovering to the starting position.