air piracy

noun

Definition of air piracy 

: the hijacking of a flying airplane : skyjacking

First Known Use of air piracy

1948, in the meaning defined above

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air piracy

noun

Legal Definition of air piracy 

1 : the hijacking of an aircraft especially in flight specifically : the act of seizing control of an aircraft by force, violence, threat, or intimidation with wrongful intent

2 : the felony of hijacking or seizing control of an aircraft

called also aircraft piracy

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