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English definition of “skyjack”

skyjack

verb [T]     /ˈskaɪ.dʒæk/
to take control of a flying aircraft by force, usually in order to make political demands → See also hijack verbTerrorism and political crime skyjacker     /r/ US  // noun [C] Flight attendants have been trained to cooperate with skyjackers.Miscellaneous criminals skyjacking     /-ɪŋ/ noun [C or U] The number of skyjackings has risen alarmingly this year. Skyjacking has become a major problem for the airlines.Terrorism and political crime
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