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also high·jack (hī′jăk′)
tr.v. hi·jacked, hi·jack·ing, hi·jacks also high·jacked or high·jack·ing or high·jacks
a. To seize control of (a vehicle such as an airplane or bus) by use of force, especially as a way of reaching an alternate destination or as an act of terrorism.
b. To kidnap (a person in a vehicle): people who have experienced the trauma of being hijacked.
c. To stop and rob (a vehicle in transit).
d. To steal (goods) from a vehicle in transit.
a. To take control of (something) without permission or authorization and use it for one's own purposes: dissidents who hijacked the town council; spammers who hijacked a computer network.
b. To steal or appropriate for oneself: hijacked her story and used it in his own book.
The act or an instance of hijacking.

[Probably back-formation from highjacker, perhaps from jacker, holdup man, from jack, to jacklight.]

hi′jack′er n.
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(ˈhaɪˌdʒæk ər)

a person who hijacks.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hijacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from ithijacker - 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
2.hijacker - 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
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piratepirate de l’air
공중 납치범
hava korsanıkorsan
không tặc


[ˈhaɪdʒækəʳ] Nsecuestrador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈhaɪdʒækər] n [plane] → pirate mf de l'air; [car] → pirate mf de la route; [train] → assaillant(e) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


nEntführer(in) m(f), → Hijacker(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈhaɪˌdʒækəʳ] n (of aircraft) → dirottatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈhaidʒӕk) verb
1. to take control of (an aeroplane) while it is moving and force the pilot to fly to a particular place.
2. to stop and rob (a vehicle). Thieves hijacked a lorry carrying $20,000 worth of whisky.
3. to steal (something) from a vehicle. Thieves hijacked $20,000 worth of whisky from a lorry.
the act of hijacking.
ˈhijacker noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


مُختَطِفٌ únosce kaprer Entführer πειρατής σε μέσο μεταφοράς secuestrador kaappaaja pirate de l’air otmičar dirottatore ハイジャックの犯人 공중 납치범 kaper kaprer porywacz sequestrador угонщик kapare โจรจี้เครื่องบิน korsan không tặc 绑匪
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The hijacking attempt was foiled and the armed hijacker surrendered to security officials and all passengers were evacuated from the plane, according to Dhaka Tribune.
Sometimes we come across obstacles in our lives that lower our overall level of happiness and disrupt our path to success--I call these mental map hijackers. A common hijacker is a negative boss who tries to drive productivity through intimidation.
At one point the hijacker demanded the release of women held in Egyptian prisons, he then dropped the demand and made others.
By DOMINIC HARRIS Daily Post Correspondent welshnews@dailypost.co.uk AN alleged hijacker who forced an Egyptian plane to divert to Cyprus and took passengers and crew hostage was wearing a fake suicide vest, officials have confirmed.
The hostage situation on-board the EgyptAir MS181 has been resolved after all passengers and crew members were freed and the hijacker was arrested by the Cypriot authorities.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The hijacker who hijacked Tuesday an Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus has been arrested, Egyptian Aviation Minister said.
NNA - Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday, airport police said, adding that passengers and crew were safe.
Geneva: Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday, airport police said, adding that passengers and crew were safe.
Reuters could not independently verify the authenticity of the recording and it was not immediately clear whether it was a hijacker or pilot speaking from the plane.
The Bible-carrying hijacker used a juice can he said was a bomb to hold the 103 passengers and crew on the tarmac for more than an hour.
Earlier in the day, negotiations held between Libyan authorities and the hijackers. "The negotiations between the Libyan negotiator and the hijacker have started," said Mortada Hassan, executive manager of Sun Air.
An arrest warrant also has been issued for Kimihiro Uomoto, another Yodo hijacker who has been implicated in the 1983 abduction of Keiko Arimoto, who was studying in Britain at the time.