Simple Definition of hijack
: to stop and steal (a moving vehicle)
: to steal (something) from a moving vehicle that you have stopped
: to take control of (an aircraft) by force
Full Definition of hijack
Examples of hijack in a sentence
He hijacked a truck, threatening the driver at gunpoint.
A band of robbers hijacked the load of furs from the truck.
A group of terrorists hijacked the plane.
The organization has been hijacked by radicals.
Variants of hijack
Origin and Etymology of hijack
First Known Use: 1923
HIJACK Defined for Kids
Definition of hijack for Students
1 : to stop and steal or steal from a moving vehicle
2 : to take control of (an aircraft) by force
Legal Definition of hijack
: to seize possession or control of (a vehicle) from another person by force or threat of force; specifically : to seize possession or control of (an aircraft) especially by forcing the pilot to divert the aircraft to another destination
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