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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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A crowd of 41,167 - yes, 41,167 - saw brave Blyth finally bow the knee 2-1 after a titanic struggle.
PADRAIG HARRINGTON, Colin Montgomerie and Miguel Angel Jimenez beef up a terrible field for the Malaysian Open at Saujana, Kuala Lumpur, this week but all three may have to bow the knee to Asian star Thongchai Jaidee.
The big hitters all triumph to warn the world that no-one is welcome in their domain, Sunderland obediently bow the knee to Liverpool as they have done in the last five Mackem v Scousers tussles, and Fernando Torres notches the killer goal.
He added: "The law-abiding voters of Northern Ireland have sent the message loud and clear - we will never bow the knee to terror.
Davis and local hope Maarten Lafeber may have to bow the knee to 9-4 outsider Ian Woosnam if the wind really gets up as 5ft 4in Woosie has the ideal build for extreme conditions and performed well on his three latest starts.
The West Indies were waiting, either to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series or, to bow the knee and lose to make it 1-1 with hostilities to be resumed in early August.
Because if they bow the knee to Jose Mourinho's strutting players and Liverpool gain three points at Birmingham, the heat will be felt on each and every neck in the blue sector of the city.
FROM one great links which refused to bow the knee to Tiger and Co last week to two other great ones this week, with Portmarnock hosting the Nissan Irish Open for the first time since 1990 and Turnberry welcoming Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus back to the scene of their greatest duel for the Senior British Open.
We won't bow the knee to Saddam Hussein but we don't want to be George W Bush's lapdog, either.
The weak should never bow the knee to bullies and Mugabe and his henchman ought to have been hit for six a long, long time ago.
ALL good things must come to an end and Ernie Els, just one blip short of winning his last five tournaments, may have to bow the knee to his good friend Retief Goosen in the richest tournament of the European season so far, the Johnnie Walker Classic at Lake Karrinyup, Perth, writes Jeremy Chapman.