skyjack

play
verb sky·jack \ˈskī-ˌjak\

Definition of skyjack

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to commandeer (an airplane in flight) by the threat of violence

skyjacker

play \ˈskī-ˌja-kər\ noun

skyjacking

play \ˈskī-ˌja-kiŋ\ noun

Origin and Etymology of skyjack

1sky + -jack (as in hijack)


First Known Use: 1961

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