jugular

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Related to jugulars: external jugular vein, V jugularis
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Synonyms for jugular

a vital part that is vulnerable to attack

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The neck was broken and the jugular severed as by the fangs of a wild beast.
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.
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.