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knock-knee

[ nok-nee ]
/ ˈnɒkˌni /
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noun
inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking.
knock-knees, the knees of a person whose legs have such curvature.
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Origin of knock-knee

First recorded in 1820–30

OTHER WORDS FROM knock-knee

knock-kneed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for knock-knee

knock-knee

noun
a condition in which the legs are bent inwards causing the knees to touch when standingTechnical name: genu valgum

Derived forms of knock-knee

knock-kneed, adjective
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