transitive verb Etymology: 1sky + -jack (as in hijack) Date: 1961 to commandeer (an airplane in flight) by the threat of violence • skyjacker nounskyjacking noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • skyjack — to hijack an airplane, 1961, apparently coined in N.Y. Mirror headlines, from SKY (Cf. sky) + second element of HIJACK (Cf. hijack) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • skyjack — ☆ skyjack [skī′jak΄ ] vt. to hijack (an aircraft) skyjacker n …   English World dictionary

  • skyjack — skyjacker, n. /skuy jak /, v.t. to hijack (an airliner), esp. in order to hold the passengers and plane for ransom or for political reasons. [1965 70; SKY + (HI)JACK] * * * …   Universalium

  • skyjack — verb To steal or commandeer (hijack) an airplane, usually by threat of violence to the passengers …   Wiktionary

  • skyjack — v. hijack an airplane, take control of an airplane by force …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skyjack — verb hijack (an aircraft). noun an act of skyjacking. Derivatives skyjacker noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • skyjack — sky·jack …   English syllables

  • skyjack — sky•jack [[t]ˈskaɪˌdʒæk[/t]] v. t. cvb to hijack (an airliner) • Etymology: 1965–70; sky+ (hi) jack sky′jack er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • skyjack — /ˈskaɪdʒæk/ (say skuyjak) Colloquial –verb (t) 1. to hijack (an aeroplane). –noun 2. the act of hijacking an aeroplane. {sky + (hi)jack} –skyjacker, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • skyjack — v. & n. sl. hijack (an aircraft). n. an act of skyjacking. Derivatives: skyjacker n. Etymology: SKY + HIJACK …   Useful english dictionary

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