hijack

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • verb to take over control of an aircraft by one or several unauthorised person or persons with the intention of forcing the crew to fly it to a different destination

Law

  • noun the act of taking control by force of a plane, ship, train, bus or lorry which is moving
  • verb to take control by force of a moving plane, ship, train, bus or lorry, with passengers on board

Military

  • verb to seize control of an aircraft or vehicle
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