knock-knee

/ˈnɒk-ni / (say 'nok-nee)

noun
1. inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking.
2. (plural) such knees.
knock-kneed, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • knock-knee — n. (Med.) A condition in which the knees are bent in so as to touch each other in walking; inknee. Syn: knock knees, genu valgum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knock-knee — knock′ knee n. 1) pat inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking 2) pat knock knees, the knees of a person whose legs have such curvature • Etymology: 1820–30 knock′ kneed , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • knock-knee — [näk′nē΄] n. 1. a condition in which the legs bend inward so that the knees knock together or touch each other in walking 2. [pl.] such knees knock kneed adj …   English World dictionary

  • knock-knee — SYN: genu valgum. * * * knock knee näk nē, .nē n a condition in which the legs curve inward at the knees called also genu valgum knock kneed nēd adj * * * n. abnormal in curving of the legs, resulting in a gap between the feet when the knees are… …   Medical dictionary

  • knock-knee — knock kneed, adj. /nok nee /, n. 1. inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking. 2. knock knees, the knees of a person whose legs have such curvature. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • knock-knee — n. abnormal in curving of the legs, resulting in a gap between the ankles when the knees are in contact. In severe cases there is stress on the knee, ankle, and foot joints, resulting eventually in degenerative arthritis. The condition may be… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • knock-knee — noun Date: 1879 a condition in which the legs curve inward at the knees • knock kneed adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knock knee — noun The medical condition genu valgum See Also: knockkneed …   Wiktionary

  • knock knee — genu valgum …   Medical dictionary

  • knock-knee — noun an inward slant of the thigh • Syn: ↑genu valgum, ↑tibia valga • Hypernyms: ↑disability, ↑disablement, ↑handicap, ↑impairment • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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