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kneecapping

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kneecapping

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

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