Definition of Kneecapping

1. Noun. The act of destroying the kneecaps of (a person), usually by shooting at the knees, as a punishment carried out by criminals or terrorists. ¹



2. Noun. An act of this type of punishment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kneecapping

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kneecapping

knee rolls
knee scooter
knee scooters
knee slapper
knee slappers
knee sock
knee socks
knee sprain
kneeboard
kneeboards
kneebrush
kneecap
kneecapped
kneecapper
kneecappers
kneecapping (current term)
kneecappings
kneecaps
kneed
kneedeep
kneedness
kneehole
kneehole desk
kneeholes
kneeing
kneeings
kneejerk
kneejerks
kneejoint
kneejointed

Literary usage of Kneecapping

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1. Financial Services Reform: Congressional Hearing edited by Michael G. Oxley (1999)
"By the way, kneecapping is the word used quite frequently in my district as well in terms of those who do violate the trust enforced publicly and privately. ..."

2. Children in Northern Ireland: Abused by Security Forces and Paramilitaries by Lois Whitman (1992)
"Ten families were out, but 98 percent of the rest said that kneecapping was wrong. We did the survey just after a young lad was shot in the stomach — he was ..."

3. Dead Man Running by Martin McGartland (2000)
"Some years earlier, 'Jim' had himself been disciplined, given a kneecapping by an IRA punishment squad. Jim was known as one of the men who would ..."

4. Inside a Terrorist Group: The Red Brigades of Italy (1987)
"... the disarming of Marshal de Tommasi; the kneecapping of Giuliano Farina, the former, head of a section at Fiat, and the latter, a supervisor at Fiat; ..."

5. Beyond Violence: Conflict Resolution Process in Northern Ireland by Mari Fitzduff (2002)
"... punishing anti-social activity through kneecapping and managed to achieve the neat cessation of such activities in theit community in Porra- down. ..."

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