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hijacker

or high·jack·er

[hahy-jak-er]
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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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Related Words for hijacker

terrorist, kidnapper, thief, robber, carjacker

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