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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


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

Domain categoryaeroplane, airplane, plane

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