highjacker

[ hahy-jak-er ]
/ ˈhaɪˌdʒæk ər /

noun

Definition for highjacker (2 of 2)

hijacker

or high·jack·er

[ hahy-jak-er ]
/ ˈhaɪˌdʒæk ər /

noun

a person who hijacks.

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

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

    Satellite System|Horace Brown Fyfe