air piracy

noun

Definition of air piracy

  1. :  the hijacking of a flying airplane :  skyjacking

1948

First Known Use of air piracy

1948


Law Dictionary

air piracy

noun

Legal Definition of air piracy

  1. 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. 2 :  the felony of hijacking or seizing control of an aircraft —called also aircraft piracy


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