Definition of skyjack in English:

skyjack

Syllabification: sky·jack
Pronunciation: /ˈskīˌjak
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Hijack (an aircraft).
    More example sentences
    • Jerrold Post interviewed for eight hours an Abu Nidal terrorist who skyjacked an airliner and killed five passengers.
    • The field of study began in the 1970s with research into the effectiveness of metal detectors against skyjacking.
    • The record shows that such acts, from the bombing of buildings to skyjacking, in virtually every case have had three characteristics.

noun

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  • An act of skyjacking.

Derivatives

skyjacker

noun
More example sentences
  • When I was in FAA, the skyjacker usually took over a plane and asked for large amounts of money.
  • They have at their disposal what are for all practical purposes human intercontinental delivery systems composed of skyjackers.
  • It's no anomaly that fifteen of the nineteen suicide skyjackers of came from Saudi Arabia.

Origin

1960s: blend of sky and hijack.

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