air piracy

air piracy
noun Date: 1948 the hijacking of a flying airplane ; skyjacking

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • air piracy — n. the hijacking of an aircraft; skyjacking air pirate n …   English World dictionary

  • air piracy — >> hijack. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • air piracy — noun : the hijacking of an airplane • air pirate noun * * * air pirate. the hijacking of an airplane; skyjacking. [1945 50] * * * air piracy, the hijacking of aircraft; skyjacking …   Useful english dictionary

  • air piracy — air′ pi racy n. crl the hijacking of an airplane; skyjacking • Etymology: 1945–50 air′ pi rate, n …   From formal English to slang

  • air-piracy — air pirˈacy noun The hijacking of an aircraft • • • Main Entry: ↑air …   Useful english dictionary

  • air piracy — air pirate. the hijacking of an airplane; skyjacking. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • air piracy — Any seizure or exercise of control, by force or violence or threat of force or violence and with wrongful intent, of any aircraft in flight in air commerce. 49 U.S.C.A. No. 1472(i) …   Black's law dictionary

  • air piracy — Any seizure or exercise of control, by force or violence or threat of force or violence and with wrongful intent, of any aircraft in flight in air commerce. 49 U.S.C.A. No. 1472(i) …   Black's law dictionary

  • air piracy — As defined by federal statute, any seizure or exercise of control, by force or violence or by threat of force or violence and with wrongful intent, of an aircraft in flight in air commerce. 49 USC 1472(i) (2), as amended Sept. 5, 1961 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • air piracy — noun Hijacking of an aircraft …   Wiktionary

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