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tr.v. sky·jacked, sky·jack·ing, sky·jacks
To hijack (an aircraft).

sky′jack′er n.
sky′jack′ing n.


(Aeronautics) (tr) to commandeer (an aircraft), usually at gunpoint during flight, forcing the pilot to fly somewhere other than to the scheduled destination
[C20: from sky + hijack]
ˈskyˌjacker n



to hijack (an airliner).
[1965–70; sky + (hi) jack]
sky′jack`er, n.


Past participle: skyjacked
Gerund: skyjacking

I skyjack
you skyjack
he/she/it skyjacks
we skyjack
you skyjack
they skyjack
I skyjacked
you skyjacked
he/she/it skyjacked
we skyjacked
you skyjacked
they skyjacked
Present Continuous
I am skyjacking
you are skyjacking
he/she/it is skyjacking
we are skyjacking
you are skyjacking
they are skyjacking
Present Perfect
I have skyjacked
you have skyjacked
he/she/it has skyjacked
we have skyjacked
you have skyjacked
they have skyjacked
Past Continuous
I was skyjacking
you were skyjacking
he/she/it was skyjacking
we were skyjacking
you were skyjacking
they were skyjacking
Past Perfect
I had skyjacked
you had skyjacked
he/she/it had skyjacked
we had skyjacked
you had skyjacked
they had skyjacked
I will skyjack
you will skyjack
he/she/it will skyjack
we will skyjack
you will skyjack
they will skyjack
Future Perfect
I will have skyjacked
you will have skyjacked
he/she/it will have skyjacked
we will have skyjacked
you will have skyjacked
they will have skyjacked
Future Continuous
I will be skyjacking
you will be skyjacking
he/she/it will be skyjacking
we will be skyjacking
you will be skyjacking
they will be skyjacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skyjacking
you have been skyjacking
he/she/it has been skyjacking
we have been skyjacking
you have been skyjacking
they have been skyjacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skyjacking
you will have been skyjacking
he/she/it will have been skyjacking
we will have been skyjacking
you will have been skyjacking
they will have been skyjacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skyjacking
you had been skyjacking
he/she/it had been skyjacking
we had been skyjacking
you had been skyjacking
they had been skyjacking
I would skyjack
you would skyjack
he/she/it would skyjack
we would skyjack
you would skyjack
they would skyjack
Past Conditional
I would have skyjacked
you would have skyjacked
he/she/it would have skyjacked
we would have skyjacked
you would have skyjacked
they would have skyjacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.skyjack - subject an aircraft to air piracy; "the plane was skyjacked to Uzbekistan"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
commandeer, highjack, hijack, pirate - take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
يَخْتَطِف طائِرَه
unést letadlo
kapre et fly
repülőgépet eltérít
uniesť lietadlo
uçak kaçırmak


[ˈskaɪdʒæk] VT [+ plane] → atracar, piratear


[ˈskaɪˌdʒæk] vt (aircraft) → dirottare


(skai) plural skies (often with the) – noun
the part of space above the earth, in which the sun, moon etc can be seen; the heavens. The sky was blue and cloudless; We had grey skies and rain throughout our holiday; The skies were grey all week.
ˌsky-ˈblue adjective, noun
(of) the light blue colour of cloudless sky. She wore a sky-blue dress.
ˈsky-diving noun
the sport of jumping from aircraft and waiting for some time before opening one's parachute.
ˈsky-diver noun
ˌsky-ˈhigh adverb, adjective
very high. The car was blown sky-high by the explosion; sky-high prices.
ˈskyjack verb
to hijack a plane.
ˈskyjacker noun
ˈskylight noun
a window in a roof or ceiling. The attic had only a small skylight and was very dark.
ˈskyline noun
the outline of buildings, hills etc seen against the sky. the New York skyline; I could see something moving on the skyline.
ˈskyrocket verb
to rise sharply; to increase rapidly and suddenly. Housing prices have skyrocketed.
ˈskyrocket noun
a rocket firework that explodes in brilliant colourful sparks.
ˈskyscraper noun
a high building of very many storeys, especially in the United State.
the sky's the limit
there is no upper limit eg to the amount of money that may be spent. Choose any present you like – the sky's the limit!
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