carjacking car"jack*ing n. [car + hijacking.] the forcible taking of a car while the driver is in it; the robber may force the driver out, force the driver to drive while under threat of harm, or be forced to relinquish the controls while also being forced to remain in the car. In the latter two cases, the act also constitutes a kidnapping. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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