Definition of Highjacking

1. Noun. Robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force.

Exact synonyms: Hijacking
Generic synonyms: Robbery
Specialized synonyms: Buccaneering, Piracy
Derivative terms: Highjack, Hijack

Definition of Highjacking

1. Verb. (present participle of highjack) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highjacking

1. highjack [v] - See also: highjack

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highjacking

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highjacking (current term)
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Literary usage of Highjacking

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1. Strategic Transformation and Naval Power in the 21st Century by Pelham G. Boyer, Robert S. Wood (1998)
"The diffusion of nuclear arms and technology to revisionist states or even the highjacking of these capabilities by dissident and terrorist groups remains ..."

2. Safety and Security of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage: Public Report by Brwm, National Research Council of the Nationa (2006)
"... airliners has been improved since these attacks were carried out, and the vulnerability of civilian passenger aircraft to highjacking has been reduced. ..."

3. Empowerment Through Economic Transformation by Meshack M. Khosa (2001)
"These organisations see the adoption of GEAR as the highjacking of the "national democratic revolution". They contend that instead of empowering the poor, ..."

4. National tax journal (1916)
"... action " legal confiscation by the politician " and suggested that the Board's name was given it " to make the highjacking a little less painfull. ..."

5. Jobless, Moneyless, & Free: Prospects for a New Social Order / Y Walter Prytulak by Prytulak, Walter (1980)
"Most obvious are bank robbery, highjacking and kidnapping for ransoms, blackmail, loan sharking, embezzlement, counterfeiting, shoplifting, and breaking and ..."

6. Trends and Issues, 1997: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority by Roger Przybylski, Mark Myreny, Christine Martin, Jeff Travis (1997)
"... Murder during the commission of a highjacking of an airplane, train, ship, bus, or public conveyance; • Murder during the commission of another felony, ..."

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