hijackers

hijacker

[hahy-jak-er]
noun
a person who hijacks.
Also, highjacker.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; high(wayman) + jacker, apparently jack1 to hunt by night with aid of a jack light + -er1

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hijacker

noun
1. a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it [syn: highjacker
2. someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination [syn: highjacker
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