from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the forcible taking of a car while the driver is in it; the robber may force the driver out, force the driver to drive while under threat of harm, or be forced to relinquish the controls while also being forced to remain in the car. In the latter two cases, the act also constitutes a kidnapping.

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  • verb Present participle of carjack.
  • noun The violent hijacking of a vehicle and sometimes its driver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the violent theft of an occupied car


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Portmanteau of car and hijacking


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