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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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Start with the feet parallel, step forward with one foot to a point where the toes come in front of the knee, squat to a "thigh parallel to the floor" position, and nearly touch the floor with the bent knee. Pause briefly and return to the starting position.
And while observers might debate whether slightly dropped, ironing-board backs and bent working knees in arabesque result from poor execution or poor rendering, DeVonyar reminds us that ballerinas of the day wore corsets that restricted their movement and that a slightly bent knee was desirable, part of the era's softened line.
All players assume a good two-point stance, with bent knee and flat backs.
The angle formed by your bent knee should be 150 degrees.
To take off smoothly and maintain rhythm and balance, the athlete must place more emphasis on lifting the lead leg with a slightly bent knee (Photos 1-2) than on "pushing off the ground."
* Abdominal crunches--a bent knee "sit up" in which you raise your body only high enough to get your shoulder blades off the ground.
It should also be mentioned that we perform at least 1-2 isolation movements for the low back (e.g., trunk extensions) and 1-2 isolation movements for the abdominals (e.g., bent knee trunk curl, trunk rotations) in just about every workout.
While recovering, try swimming or other exercises that don't put weight on a bent knee.