Hijack Definition

hījăk
highjacked, highjacking, highjacks, hijacked, hijacking, hijacks
verb
hijacked, hijacking, hijacks
To steal (goods in transit, a truck and its contents, etc.) by force.
Webster's New World
To kidnap (a person in a vehicle).
People who have experienced the trauma of being hijacked.
American Heritage
To seize control forcibly of (an aircraft, bus, ship, etc.), esp. in order to go to a nonscheduled destination.
Webster's New World
To steal such goods from (a person) by force.
Webster's New World
To stop and rob (a vehicle in transit).
American Heritage
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noun
The act or an instance of hijacking.
American Heritage

(politics) An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions.

Wiktionary

(poker slang) Preflop, the position two before the dealer.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Hijack

Noun

Singular:
hijack
Plural:
hijacks

Origin of Hijack

  • Probably back-formation from highjacker perhaps from jacker holdup man from jack to jacklight

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of highway and jacker (“one who holds up”)

    From Wiktionary

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