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skyjack

[ skahy-jak ]
/ ˈskaɪˌdʒæk /
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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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Origin of skyjack

First recorded in 1965–70; sky + (hi)jack

OTHER WORDS FROM skyjack

skyjacker, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH skyjack

hijack, kidnap, shanghai, skyjack
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British Dictionary definitions for skyjack

skyjack
/ (ˈskaɪˌdʒæk) /

verb
(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 skyjack

skyjacker, noun

Word Origin for skyjack

C20: from sky + hijack
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