AskDefine | Define hijacking

Dictionary Definition

hijacking adj : stopping and stealing or stealing from a vehicle in transit; "hijacking gangs after truckloads of cigarettes" n : robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force [syn: highjacking]

User Contributed Dictionary



See hijack


  1. present participle of hijack


  1. The act of one who hijacks; the seizure of vehicles.
  2. The instance of such an act; the seizure of a vehicle.


Extensive Definition

Hijacking means to take over by force. Hijacking may refer to:
In internet technology:
Hijacking may also refer to:

See also

  • Hijacking (on Wiktionary), the forcible robbery from, or seizure of, a vehicle in transit.
  • Piracy is sometimes termed 'hijacking'

Derived usages, including tradenames

  • HijackThis, abbreviated HJT, a popular freeware spyware removal tool for Microsoft Windows
  • Hijack, a screen capture package for PC-type computers.
  • Lojack, a device to assist in the recovery of stolen cars.
hijacking in German: Hijacking
hijacking in Spanish: Hijacking
hijacking in Basque: Hijacking
hijacking in Italian: Hijacker
hijacking in Portuguese: Hijacker
hijacking in Yiddish: הייזשעקונג

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

armed robbery, asportation, assault and robbery, banditry, bank robbery, cattle lifting, cattle stealing, extortion, heist, highway robbery, holdup, mugging, pocket picking, purse snatching, robbery, robbing, stickup, stickup job
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