from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several large veins of the neck that drain blood from the head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several veins on each side of the neck, which drain the brain, face and neck of deoxygenated blood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. veins in the neck that return blood from the head


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  • His master pulled his head a little to one side; the blade bit deep, snicking the jugular vein without touching the windpipe.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • When Tennyson Senior was drunk, he threatened to stab people in the jugular vein with a knife.



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