jugular

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the throat or to the jugular vein.

Part of speech: noun

One of the large veins of the neck.

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Usage examples "jugular":

  1. With a dagger- thrust in the neck, she stabs the jugular of the Locust, Dragon- fly or other prey whereof I am the purveyor; and she as quickly scales the donjon and retires with her capture. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
  2. 4. So proceeding to an isolated spot, without comrades, he severed his jugular vein, and discharged the carbine into his abdomen. - "1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading", B. A. Hathaway.
  3. He saw her run up, stop, say a few words to the Amphib King, then kneel and stab him, burying the knife in his jugular vein. - "Rastignac the Devil", Philip José Farmer.