Jugular meaning

jŭgyə-lər
Relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat.
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Of a jugular vein.
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Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat.
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(zoology, of fish) Having ventral fins attached under the throat.
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(humorous) Relating to juggling.
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Vein through the neck (thorax) that returns blood from the head back towards the heart. Properly this is called the jugular vein.
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By extension, any critical vulnerability.

It was vicious; he went for the jugular.

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Of, relating to, or located in the region of the neck or throat.
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A jugular vein.
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The most vital part.

A strategic attack aimed at the enemy's jugular.

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Of the neck or throat.
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(zool.) Of or having ventral fins in front of the pectoral, under the throat.
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A jugular vein.
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go for the jugular
  • to be utterly ruthless with an opponent or competitor
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of jugular

  • Late Latin iugulāris (vēna) jugular (vein) from Latin iugulum collarbone diminutive of iugum yoke yeug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin jugulāris, from Latin iugulum (“neck, throat”), from iugum (“yoke”), from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm.

    From Wiktionary