: the theft of an automobile from its driver by force or intimidation
- In the cities and suburbs, where muggings and carjackings are a daily concern, voters are wondering how many of the nation's 200 million guns are pointed at them.
- —Richard Lacayo
- … Congress made a show of getting tough on crime by making armed carjackings a federal crime.
- —Janet Novack
Several weeks after the shooting, a woman my age was carjacked there.
If you're confronted by a carjacker, be cooperative. The big picture: It's your car versus your life.