kneecapping

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kneecapping (countable and uncountable, plural kneecappings)

  1. The act of destroying the kneecaps of (a person), usually by shooting at the knees; often a punishment carried out by criminals or terrorists.
    There have been five reports of kneecapping this month.
    The mafiosi punished the informer by giving him a kneecapping.