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Synonyms for kneecap

a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint

shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning

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A PUB boss hired a gunman to carry out a revenge kneecapping - but he killed the victim by mistake, a court heard.
For the first time, Al Harding, Tonya's father, reveals that Jeff Gillooly confided in him that he and his friends engineered the kneecapping of Nancy Kerrigan.
They may utter the occasional mealy-mouthed condemnation of punishment beatings but their followers know it really means Carry On Kneecapping.
They are disembowelling and kneecapping the Bill and it is disgraceful.
He dashes through the darkened Belfast streets in his nimble little run around, weaving in and out of cars and up backstreet entries to shake off RUC surveillance teams to oversee the kneecappings.