jugular


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jugular

related to or situated in the region of the neck or throat; a vital and vulnerable trait, feature, or element that one attacks in an attempt to overcome an adversary swiftly and completely: go for the jugular
Not to be confused with:
juggler – one who keeps several objects, such as balls or chainsaws, in continuous motion in the air by tossing and catching; one who uses trickery or deception

jug·u·lar

 (jŭg′yə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or located in the region of the neck or throat.
n.
1. A jugular vein.
2. The most vital part: a strategic attack aimed at the enemy's jugular.

[Late Latin iugulāris (vēna), jugular (vein), from Latin iugulum, collarbone, diminutive of iugum, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

jugular

(ˈdʒʌɡjʊlə)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of, relating to, or situated near the throat or neck
2. (Zoology) of, having, or denoting pelvic fins situated in front of the pectoral fins: a jugular fish.
n
3. (Anatomy) short for jugular vein
4. go for the jugular to make a savage and destructive attack on an enemy's weakest point
[C16: from Late Latin jugulāris, from Latin jugulum throat]

jug•u•lar

(ˈdʒʌg yə lər, ˈdʒu gyə-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the throat or neck.
2. of or designating any of several veins of the neck that convey blood from the head to the heart.
n.
3. a jugular vein.
4. a vital part or area that is particularly vulnerable to attack: to go for the jugular.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin jugulāris= Latin jugul(um) throat + -āris -ar1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jugular - veins in the neck that return blood from the headjugular - veins in the neck that return blood from the head
anterior jugular vein - arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein
external jugular vein - formed by the junction of the posterior auricular and the retromandibular veins; empties into the subclavian vein
internal jugular vein - a continuation of the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater; joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
2.jugular - a vital part that is vulnerable to attack; "he always goes for the jugular"
soft spot, weak part, weak spot - a place of especial vulnerability
Adj.1.jugular - relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat; "jugular vein"
Translations
halsaderjugulair

jugular

[ˈdʒʌgjʊləʳ]
A. ADJ jugular veinyugular f, vena f yugular
B. Nyugular f, vena f yugular

jugular

[ˈdʒʌgjʊr]
adj [vein] → jugulaire
n
the jugular → la veine jugulaire
to go for the jugular (fig) (= attack ruthlessly) → frapper au point le plus faible

jugular

n jugular (vein)Drosselvene f, → Jugularvene f; to go for the jugular (fig)zum entscheidenden Schlag ausholen (fig)

jugular

[ˈdʒʌgjʊləʳ] n (also jugular vein) → (vena) giugulare f

jug·u·lar

a. yugular, rel. a las venas yugulares;
___ foramenforamen ___;
___ fossafosa ___;
___ glandglándula ___;
___ glomusglomo ___;
___ nervenervio ___;
___ pulsepulso ___;
___ venous archarco venoso ___.

jugular

adj yugular
References in classic literature ?
When the man was dead an examination disclosed the unmistakable marks of an animal's fangs deeply sunken into the jugular vein.
Then he was dragged backward upon the floor, a heavy body fell upon him, powerful teeth fastened themselves in his jugular, his head whirled in the sudden blackness which rims eternity--a moment later the ape rose from his prostrate form; but Condon did not know--he was quite dead.
Kantos Kan perceived my coup and stepping quickly to my side he placed his foot upon my neck and withdrawing his sword from my body gave me the final death blow through the neck which is supposed to sever the jugular vein, but in this instance the cold blade slipped harmlessly into the sand of the arena.
One arm was nearly severed by the giant fangs, and a great piece had been torn from his neck, exposing his jugular vein, which the cruel jaws had missed but by a miracle.
He ate burnt flesh when he would have preferred it raw and unspoiled, and he brought down game with arrow or spear when he would far rather have leaped upon it from ambush and sunk his strong teeth in its jugular; but at last the call of the milk of the savage mother that had suckled him in infancy rose to an insistent demand--he craved the hot blood of a fresh kill and his muscles yearned to pit themselves against the savage jungle in the battle for existence that had been his sole birthright for the first twenty years of his life.
The internal jugular vein had been cut through, with such violence, judging by the appearances, that the wound could not have been inflicted, in the act of suicide, by the hand of the deceased person.
His strong, white teeth sank into the hairy throat of his enemy as he sought the pulsing jugular.
It was such a thing that leaped upon the breast of the panthan to tear at his jugular. Twice Turan struck it away as he sought to regain his feet, but both times it returned with increased ferocity to renew the attack.
'Separation of jugular vein--death rapid--been dead at least half an hour.' This echo of the physician's words ran through the passages and little rooms, and through the house while he was yet straightening himself from having bent down to reach to the bottom of the bath, and while he was yet dabbling his hands in water; redly veining it as the marble was veined, before it mingled into one tint.
Slowly it shifted up along the jugular. All that saved White Fang from death was the loose skin of his neck and the thick fur that covered it.
'It is all over; there will be nothing the matter; money shall be got in; and if it don't come in fast enough, old Nickleby shall stump up again, or have his jugular separated if he dares to vex and hurt the little--'
His fangs were buried instantly in the jugular of his adversary and then a half hundred black men had leaped upon him and borne him to earth.