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highjacker

[hahy-jak-er]
noun
  1. hijacker.
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hijacker

or high·jack·er

[hahy-jak-er]
noun
  1. a person who hijacks.
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Origin of hijacker

1885–90, Americanism; high(wayman) + jacker, apparently jack1 to hunt by night with aid of a jack light + -er1
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Examples from the Web for highjacker

Historical Examples

  • The highjacker dropped the magnet of his life line against the hull and started to turn around.

    Satellite System

    Horace Brown Fyfe