thick-knee

[ thik-nee ]
/ ˈθɪkˌni /
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noun

any of several crepuscular or nocturnal wading birds of the family Burhinidae, of the Old World and tropical America, having a thickened joint between the femoral and tibiotarsal bones.

Nearby words

  1. thick as thieves,
  2. thick client,
  3. thick milk,
  4. thick register,
  5. thick skin,
  6. thick-skinned,
  7. thick-skulled,
  8. thick-tailed ray,
  9. thick-witted,
  10. thicken

Origin of thick-knee

First recorded in 1810–20

Also called stone curlew.

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British Dictionary definitions for thick-knee

thick-knee

noun

another name for stone curlew

Word Origin for thick-knee

C19: so called because it has thick knee joints

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