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knee +‎ joint


kneejoint (plural kneejoints)

  1. The joint of the knee.
  2. (engineering) A toggle joint; so called because it consists of two pieces jointed to each other end to end, making an angle like the knee when bent.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for kneejoint in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)