[ skahy-jak ]
/ ˈskaɪˌdʒæk /
verb (used with object)
to hijack (an airliner), especially in order to hold the passengers and plane for ransom or for political reasons.
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Example sentences from the Web for skyjack
But why would anyone seeking to skyjack or otherwise get control of this flight go to the trouble of taking out the ACARS?Malaysia’s Sinister Timeline for Flight 370 Unravels|Clive Irving|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for skyjack
/ (ˈskaɪˌdʒæk) /
(tr) to commandeer (an aircraft), usually at gunpoint during flight, forcing the pilot to fly somewhere other than to the scheduled destination
Derived forms of skyjackskyjacker, noun
Word Origin for skyjack
C20: from sky + hijack
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