Definition of skyjack in English:

skyjack

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Hijack (an aircraft)

    • ‘He found that with the detectors in place from January 1973, the number of skyjacking attempts declined from close to forty a year to one.’
    • ‘The field of study began in the 1970s with research into the effectiveness of metal detectors against skyjacking.’
    • ‘Jerrold Post interviewed for eight hours an Abu Nidal terrorist who skyjacked an airliner and killed five passengers.’
    • ‘Here, Massimo freezes it into a Martian soundscape, and thus allows it to escape his grasp in an unremarkable skyjacking.’
    • ‘Before that time, skyjacking was far more common.’
    • ‘The record shows that such acts, from the bombing of buildings to skyjacking, in virtually every case have had three characteristics.’
    commandeer, seize, take over, take possession of
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noun

  • An act of skyjacking.

Origin

1960s: blend of sky and hijack.

Pronunciation

skyjack

/ˈskīˌjak//ˈskaɪˌdʒæk/