Definitions for jugularˈdʒʌg yə lər, ˈdʒu gyə-
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jugular vein, vena jugularis, jugular(noun)
veins in the neck that return blood from the head
a vital part that is vulnerable to attack
"he always goes for the jugular"
relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat
Vein through the neck (or thorax) that returns blood from the head back towards the heart. Properly this is called the jugular vein.
By extension, any critical vulnerability.
It was vicious; he went for the jugular.
Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat.
Of or pertaining to fish with ventral fins attached under the throat.
Origin: From jugularis, from iugulum, from iugum, from yugóm.
of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular vein
of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen
having the ventral fins beneath the throat; -- said of certain fishes
one of the large veins which return the blood from the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an external and an internal, on each side of the neck; -- called also the jugular vein
any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares)
Origin: [L. jugulum the collar bone, which joins together the shoulders and the breast, the throat, akin to jungere to yoke, to join: cf. F. jugulaire. See Join.]
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It looks like he’s trying to kill that kid, he went straight for the jugular.
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