Examples of carjacking in a Sentence
The police are investigating another carjacking.
Recent Examples of carjacking from the Web
A carjacking near 146th Street and Ind. 37 in Hamilton County.
Stopping for gas in Escondido early Tuesday was not a good move for a carjacking suspect.
The carjacking occurred in the 3500 block of Calhoun Street at approximately 1:30 a.m., police said.
Read of the day Check Harvard scholar Danielle Allen's poignant tale of her cousin who was arrested for carjacking and then endured a tragic downward spiral upon his release from prison in 2006.
Smith said a Volkswagen Passat involved in the killing was linked to other crimes in the city, including carjackings.
Olathe police are investigating an early Thursday armed carjacking.
Israel Chavez, 39, who police said is on parole in a previous carjacking case, was arrested on suspicion of resisting officers, child endangerment and violating parole.
Anchorage police pursued a man with a gun around several blocks near downtown Friday in an incident that included a carjacking and a car crash.
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Origin and Etymology of carjacking
car + hijack + -ing
First Known Use: 1991See Words from the same year
CARJACKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carjacking for English Language Learners
: the crime of using violence or threats to steal a car from its driver or to force the driver to take you someplace
Legal Definition of carjacking
: theft by force or intimidation of an auto that has a driver or passenger present
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