[ skahy-jak-ing ]
/ ˈskaɪˌdʒæk ɪŋ /
an act or instance of hijacking an aircraft.
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[ 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM skyjacksky·jack·er, noun
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The interrogation of the skyjacking theory would start with the choice of airport, and the choice of the flight.
British Dictionary definitions for skyjacking
/ (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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