Jugular definitions

jŭg'yə-lər
Of the neck or throat.
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Of a jugular vein.
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Of or having ventral fins in front of the pectoral, under the throat.
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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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Relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat.
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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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Origin of jugular

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