Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: highjack  'hI,jak
  1. Seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
    - hijack
Verb: highjack  'hI,jak
  1. (crime) take arbitrarily or by force
    "The Cubans highjacked the plane and flew it to Miami";
    - commandeer, hijack, pirate

Derived forms: highjacking, highjacked, highjacks

Type of: crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], law-breaking, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US], seize

Encyclopedia: Highjack