What does the word jugular mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Philip José Farmer