- of or relating to the throat or neck.
- noting or pertaining to any of certain large veins of the neck, especially one (external jugular vein ) collecting blood from the superficial parts of the head or one (internal jugular vein ) collecting blood from within the skull.
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Origin of jugular
OTHER WORDS FROM jugularin·ter·jug·u·lar, adjectivepost·jug·u·lar, adjectivesub·jug·u·lar, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jugularjuggler, jugular
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How to use jugular in a sentence
The doctor was cutting my neck open to put a line into my jugular to try to get blood into me fast enough to save me.
The new study went straight for that previously untenable jugular.Quantum Computing and Reinforcement Learning Are Joining Forces to Make Faster AI|Shelly Fan|March 16, 2021|Singularity Hub
Both have clear strengths, clear weaknesses, and campaigns that are not afraid to go for the jugular.The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever|Ben Jacobs|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These early rehearsal scenes see Simmons go for the jugular, verbally undressing his students with rapacious license.‘Whiplash’ Is Sundance’s Hottest Film, A Music-Themed Drama Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons|Marlow Stern|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The camera turns away before heads are smashed; bloodthirsty baboons snarl but are never seen ripping into a jugular.Come On, ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Can Handle More Violence|Sujay Kumar|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Or when in the midst of an uncomfortably aggressive tryst, Franklin forced Tara to take a bite out of his jugular.‘True Blood’ Premiere: Is Sex the Only Reason We’re Still Watching?|Kevin Fallon|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not infrequently, when their encyclopedic lack of knowledge is gently pointed out, they go for the reproductive jugular.
Deeper and deeper the crooked teeth dug; and then with a burst of bright blood, they pierced the jugular vein itself.Wild Folk|Samuel Scoville
Kill by cutting the jugular vein with a sharp pen-knife, just under the sides of the head, and hang them up to bleed.Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
(ii) If there be thrombosis of the bulb of the jugular vein.
He would tear Thoreau's jugular out if he had half a chance.The Courage of Marge O'Doone|James Oliver Curwood
But Professor Huxley has kindly informed me that he has discovered a jugular fish in the Permian deposits.On the Genesis of Species|St. George Mivart
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see go for, def. 4.