2. Someone who attempts to manipulate situations or individuals for a desired purpose: The salesman was quite the juggler in trying to convince the man to buy the used car so he could get a commission.
The newspaper reported that the juggler had an accident and one of the knives he was juggling slipped and cut his jugular vein. The juggler was reported recovering in the hospital after the surgeon repaired the jugular vein that was injured.
2. Relating to, or located in the region of the neck or throat; especially, two pairs of large veins, internal and external, that return blood to the heart from the head and neck..
3. Pertaining to any of certain large veins of the neck; especially one (external jugular vein) collecting blood from the superficial parts of the head or one (internal jugular vein) collecting blood from within the skull.
4. A large vein on the bottom surface of the neck that may be used to collect blood samples or to place catheters (thin flexible tubes which can be inserted into the body to permit the introduction or the withdrawal of fluids or to keep passageways open).
5. The most important or vulnerable part of something.
6. Etymology: from Modern Latin jugularis, from Latin jugulum, "collarbone, throat, neck"; diminutive (small version) of jugum, "yoke"; related to iungere, "to join".
To go for the jugular is to attack a vital part that is particularly vulnerable or to make an attack that is intended to be highly destructive and conclusive.
The word jugular refers to the throat or neck and is derived from the Latin jugulum meaning "throat" or "collarbone" and the Latin jugum meaning yoke.
Examination of the inlet is valuable because it is possible to determine the activity and efficiency of the right atrium and the patency (exposure) of the jugular vein by observing the movements of the vein's wall.