hijacking hijacking  /ˈhaɪ ˌdʒæ kɪŋ/


  • (n) robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force


  1. Mullah Omar: I don't think they're in any real danger because the British government has a firm policy on hijacking.
  2. The aftermath of the Indian Airlines hijacking suggests that tension over Kashmir is getting worse.
  3. Somali pirates in small boats hijacking on Sept.


  1. Kenya jails nine Somalis to five years for piracy

    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - A Kenyan court sentenced nine Somali citizens each to five years in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of violently hijacking a vessel, MV Magellan Star, in the Gulf of Aden in September 2010. The nine were captured by international anti-piracy forces before being handed over to Kenya to be prosecuted, because Somalia was not considered able to try them ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. TB bacteria's trash-eating inspires search for new drugs

    When hijacking a garbage truck, one might as well make use of the trash. That logic drives how tuberculosis-causing bacteria feed, say Cornell scientists.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Cornell News Service

  3. Daughter of victim in piracy hijacking case takes stand

    NORFOLK Elizabeth Sem cried Friday as she held the American flag that had flown on her father's yacht, a Christmas gift she had given him. A prosecutor was asking her to identify it. Sem was the first witness called in a trial for three men accused of hijacking a boat in the Indian Ocean and eventually shooting the four Americans on board, including her father, Scott Adam of California.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot


  1. "Its a clear signal to the international community that this administration refuses to validate the hijacking of human rights by regimes led by Libya and Iran," said the Simon Wiesenthal Center, referring to countries that are supporting the...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Simon Wiesenthal Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I'm disappointed by the complete hijacking of what should be a fair and objective process," Mr. Parnell said. "It is troubling to see partisan Democrats and Obama supporters abuse their power, the legal system and trust of Alaskans to smear...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Sean Parnell Source: New York Times

  3. "Shareholders should demand that this board finally act in their interest instead of just attempting to re-elect themselves," Icahn, who has not appeared at the meeting, said in a statement. "Do not let them get away with hijacking the...
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Carl Icahn Source: guardian.co.uk

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