carjacking

play
noun car·jack·ing \ˈkär-ˌja-kiŋ\

Definition of carjacking

  1. :  the theft of an automobile from its driver by force or intimidation

carjack

play \-ˌjak\ transitive verb

carjacker

play \-ˌja-kər\ noun

Examples of carjacking in a sentence

  1. The police are investigating another carjacking.

Origin and Etymology of carjacking

car + hijack + -ing


First Known Use: 1991


CARJACKING Defined for English Language Learners

carjacking

play
noun car·jack·ing \ˈkär-ˌja-kiŋ\

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


Law Dictionary

carjacking

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noun car·jack·ing \ˈkär-ˌja-kiŋ\

Legal Definition of carjacking

  1. :  theft by force or intimidation of an auto that has a driver or passenger present


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