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hijacker

or high·jack·er

[ hahy-jak-er ]

noun

  1. a person who hijacks.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hijacker1

1885–90, Americanism; high(wayman) + jacker, apparently jack 1 to hunt by night with aid of a jack light + -er 1

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Example Sentences

She said the passengers in her plane had been herded into the back of the plane by hijackers armed with knives.

The agency somehow lost their trail when the hijackers flew with their own Saudi passports to Thailand and on to Los Angeles.

Among them was Mohamed Atta, the lead hijacker and the man who flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, as well as two other pilots on the hijacked planes, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah.

First, the rise of cryptocurrency makes it easy for data hijackers to collect their ransom.

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The hijacker forced his way onto the school bus with a rifle and commands to “Get out of town, now!”

His latest book is Instinct: The Man Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker.

“Instinct: The Man Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker” was published on September 11, 2009.

His latest book, Instinct: The Man Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker, was published in 2009.

His latest book, Instinct: The Man Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker , was published last month.

His latest book, Instinct: The Man Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker, was published in September.

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