verb (used with object), knee·capped, knee·cap·ping.
Examples from the Web for kneecap
My muddy shoe slipped, and I banged my kneecap on a fence rail, clinging for dear life.
At the same time, Tea Partyers are fending off Republican attempts to “kneecap” the movement as a whole, says Carender.With Incumbents To Protect, The Tea Party Is Now Playing Defense|Michelle Cottle|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You cannot kneecap a statistic, though you can sometimes make it limp.
Gillibrand exclaims, punctuating her eruption with a brisk swat to my kneecap.
Had the kick landed where Dan, Junior, intended—under Hi's kneecap—the latter certainly would have been "fixed."Hiram The Young Farmer|Burbank L. Todd
“Not likely to be any diphtheria this time of year,” he began again, spurred by the kick Phoebe planted on his kneecap.What's-His-Name|George Barr McCutcheon
From the ankle up over the shin, almost to the kneecap, was a long red sore, yellowish in the centre.Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
His pants are of the same material, reaching to and covering the kneecap, where it is buttoned tight.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
Red turned away in disgust to leap from my kneecap to Willy's.The Animated Pinup|Lewis Parker
British Dictionary definitions for kneecap
verb -caps, -capping or -capped (tr)
Word Origin and History for kneecap
1650s, "a covering or protection for the knee," from knee (n.) + cap (n.). Meaning "bone in front of the knee joint" is from 1869; the verb in the underworld sense of "to shoot (someone) in the knee" as punishment is attested by 1975. Related: Kneecapped.