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English noun: hijacker

1. hijacker (person) a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it


Synonymshighjacker, highwayman, road agent


Broader (hypernym)holdup man, stickup man


Narrower (hyponym)footpad, padder


Instance hyponymDick Turpin, Turpin

2. hijacker (person) someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination


Synonymshighjacker


Broader (hypernym)criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw


Domain categoryaeroplane, airplane, plane









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