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[hahy-jak-er] /ˈhaɪˌdʒæk ər/
a person who hijacks.
Also, highjacker.
Origin of hijacker
1885-90, Americanism; high(wayman) + jacker, apparently jack1 to hunt by night with aid of a jack light + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Such a hijacker virus uses cellular machinery to control the process of building proteins and thereby replicates itself.
  • The link in the above post takes you to a hijacker website.
  • Archie reasoned that no hijacker would try something if they knew everyone on the plane was packing heat.
  • We also would have discovered another hijacker who used the same frequent-flyer number.
  • Eight tourist were killed by the hijacker before police commandeered the bus and killed the hijacker.

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