• Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat.
  • (humorous) Relating to juggling.
  • (zoology, of fish) Having ventral fins attached under the throat.


  • By extension, any critical vulnerability.

    "It was vicious; he went for the jugular."

  • Vein through the neck (or thorax) that returns blood from the head back towards the heart. Properly this is called the jugular vein.

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