air piracy

noun

Definition of air piracy

: the hijacking of a flying airplane : skyjacking

First Known Use of air piracy

1948


Law Dictionary

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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