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Knee


KNEE, noun nee. [Latin genu.]

1. In anatomy, the articulation of the thigh and leg bones.

2. In ship-building, a piece of timber somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent, having two branches or arms, and used to connect the beams of a ship with her sides or timbers.

KNEE, verb transitive nee. To supplicate by kneeling. [Not used.]