skyjack Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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skyjackverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈskaɪ.dʒæk/
to take ​control of a ​flyingaircraft by ​force, usually in ​order to make ​politicaldemands
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noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
Flight ​attendants have been ​trained to ​cooperate with skyjackers.
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
The ​number of skyjackings has ​risenalarmingly this ​year. Skyjacking has ​become a ​majorproblem for the ​airlines.
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