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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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"The Achilles Tendon Strap and the Multi-Action Knee Strap are things that we have had in mind for a while," Bob McDavid said.
Very simple and effective the professional Knee Strap improves knee stability, fitting snugly to the knee with its secure velcro fasteners it remains comfortably in place whilst bending, sitting, standing, running or stretching.
"People who wear our knee strap have instability in their kneecap," Dailey says.
With more than 10 million knee pain sufferers in the United States, the new patent-pending IMAK Knee Strap provides natural, noninvasive pain relief.
In addition, Cho-Pat offers its original knee strap as well as a Dual-Action model, and its Achilles Tendon Strap.
Thankfully, I was okay and while I still wear the knee strap, I use it for protection more than anything else."
BD's Ace brand, a leader in the area of bandages, braces, hot and cold therapy items and sports tape, has launched several new products in the past year, including the Ace knee strap and elbow strap as well as an Ace Kids line.