stab in

stab someone in something

to stab someone in a particular place. Max stabbed a prison guard in the belly and left him to die. Tom stabbed himself in the thigh by accident.
See also: stab
References in classic literature ?
I have no mind to get a knock on the head or a stab in the back directly I am let out.
Summerlee was wiping the blood from a cut in his forehead, while I was tying up a nasty stab in the muscle of the neck.