From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Velar \Ve"lar\, a. [See Velum.]
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   1. Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining
      to the soft palate.
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   2. (Phon.) Having the place of articulation on the soft
      palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and
      hard g.
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