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skyjack

play
transitive verb sky·jack \ˈskī-ˌjak\

Definition of skyjack

  1. :  to commandeer (an airplane in flight) by the threat of violence

skyjacker

play \-ˌja-kər\ noun

skyjacking

play \-kiŋ\ noun


Origin and Etymology of skyjack

1sky + -jack (as in hijack)


First Known Use: 1961


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of or relating to the heavens

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