Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “jugular (vein)”

jugular (vein)

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒʌɡ.jʊ.ləˌveɪn/ us    /-lɚ-/
any of several large veins in the neck that carry blood from the head to the heartThe circulatory system and blood
(Definition of jugular (vein) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of jugular (vein)?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “jugular (vein)” in other dictionaries

Translations of “jugular (vein)”

Word of the Day


a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More