Definition of Skyjacking

1. Verb. (present participle of skyjack) ¹

2. Noun. The kidnapping of the passengers of an airplane by threat of force. The hijacking an airplane, especially in flight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skyjacking

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skyjacking

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skyhook
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skyier
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skyjack
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skyjacking (current term)
skyjackings
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skylab
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skyless
skylessness
skylight
skylighted

Literary usage of Skyjacking

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1. Soviet Defectors: The KGB Wanted List by Vladislav Krasnov (1986)
"Another version is that the plane was shot down by Soviet air force fighters after they had learned of the skyjacking attempt. ..."

2. Combating Terrorism: A U.S. Marine Corps Field ManualPolitical Science (1994)
"skyjacking and Aircraft Theft. skyjacking provides terrorists with hostages and draws media attention. Aircraft theft provides terrorists with a tool for a ..."

3. Beating International Terrorism: An Action Strategy for Preemption and by Stephen Sloan (1992)
"Furthermore, through skyjacking they can conduct operations that transcend and ignore the arbitrary legalistic boundaries of the nation-state system. ..."

4. U. S. Strategy to Counter Domestic Political Terrorism by James B. Motley (1993)
"Real nations were posited in the skyjacking of a TWA flight by Palestinian and German terrorists to Tehran. Demands included prisoner release and monetary ..."

5. Who Needs Las Vegas?: Gambling and Its Impacts in a Southwestern Minnesota by Mikal J. Aasved, James M. Schaefer (1994)
"ALTHOUGH THE JAPANESE RED ARMY SUCCEEDED IN KEEPING A LARGE RANSOM AFTER ITS 1977 skyjacking VENTURE, MOST HOSTAGE SITUATIONS ONLY GAIN PUBLICITY FOR THE ..."

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