highjacker


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Noun1.highjacker - someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.highjacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from ithighjacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
footpad, padder - a highwayman who robs on foot
holdup man, stickup man - an armed thief
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Nawaz was previously convicted in a highjacking case, he said, adding that the former premier was even termed a 'highjacker'.
131, 138 (2006) (discussing 9-11 Commission's finding that publicity regarding the arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th 9-11 highjacker could have allowed greater coordination among counterterrorism agencies and more proactive intelligence efforts) (citing Nat'L Comm'n On Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, The 9/11 Commission Report 247, 276 (2004)); Aftergood, supra note 90, at 400 (quoting Congressional testimony of former Justice Department official Jack L.
While 8,000 pistol-packing pilots may seem like enough to make a potential highjacker think twice before trying anything stupid, it only represents eight percent of the 100,000 commercial airline pilots in the United States--hardly a majority.
97, 100 (2002) ("Moussaoui, who allegedly was the twentieth highjacker on September 11.
When a dealer sells outside of its authorized territory, it is called in industry parlance a 'bootlegger' or 'highjacker.' This is considered unethical business practice.
"The NRC's planning baseline has long encompassed the improbability of accidents, but has never contemplated the high probability of an airline hitting a civilian nuclear facility once a suicidal highjacker targets the dome."
"Falcon Down," A highjacker saboteurs a commercial jetliner and his demands need to be dealt with before any passengers can be saved.
Not until he had played the Orange Card and still been defeated on the posponed 22nd July Social Chapter vote did Major finally present what one Tory journalist called his highjacker's ultimatum to the Eurosceptics--~take me to Maastricht or I kill us all'.
The fourth plane crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, after passengers struggled with the highjackers for control of the aircraft.
("Congress and the Treasury have made hawala a priority since the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the discovery that hawala were used to fund at least two of the highjackers: Mohammad Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi.").