- Relating to or located near the jugular vein, which carries blood from the head to the heart.
- Critical or vital, especially with respect to a weakness or a vulnerability that can be exploited.
Derived from the latin word 'jugulum' meaning the neck or the throat.
- The doctor checked the patient's jugular pulse, to monitor the heart rate and the blood pressure.
- The attacker targeted the enemy's jugular, to deliver a swift and decisive blow.
- The researcher found the jugular issue, that caused the system to crash and fail.
- The politician exposed the jugular flaw, that made the opposition's argument unsustainable.
- The engineer fixed the jugular error, that prevented the software from functioning properly.