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hijacker

or highjacker

[hahy-jak-er] /ˈhaɪˌdʒæk ər/
noun
1.
a person who hijacks.
Origin of hijacker
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; high(wayman) + jacker, apparently jack1 to hunt by night with aid of a jack light + -er1
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