from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To subject (an aircraft) to air piracy.

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  • v. To steal or commandeer (hijack) an airplane, usually by threat of violence to the passengers.

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

  • v. subject an aircraft to air piracy


sky + (hi)jack.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of sky and highjack (Wiktionary)


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  • We now realized how porous our security is, how easy it is to get on an airplane with a weapon that can be used to skyjack a plane.

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