knee-high

[adj. nee-hahy; n. nee-hahy]
adjective
1.
as high as the knees.
noun
2.
knee-highs, Also, knee highs, knee-hi's, knee his. socks, stockings, or boots that cover the lower legs to just below the knees.

Origin:
1735–45, Americanism

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knee-high
 
adj
1.  another word for knee-deep
2.  as high as the knee: a knee-high child

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Example sentences
Over the past decade many had been reduced to nothing more than knee-high
  mounds of rubble.
Everyone on the operating team wears two sets of gloves, and shoes are covered
  with knee-high gaiters.
My suede knee-high boots matched perfectly with my chocolate brown off the
  shoulder top that made my skin and it look as one.
Between the diners and the ocean is a knee-high stone wall, against which waves
  lap rhythmically.
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