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skyjack (v.)

"to hijack an airplane," 1961, apparently coined in New York "Mirror" headlines, from sky (n.) + second element of hijack (q.v.).

updated on October 06, 2013

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Definitions of skyjack from WordNet

skyjack (v.)
subject an aircraft to air piracy;
the plane was skyjacked to Uzbekistan
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