the forcible stealing of a vehicle from a motorist.
to forcibly steal a vehicle from a motorist.
to forcibly steal (a vehicle), or to victimize (a driver) in this way.
The first notorious case, in 2002, was when Mets outfielder Richard Hidalgo was shot in the arm during a carjacking in Venezuela.
Wilson Ramos Kidnapping Highlights Baseball’s Dangerous Venezuela Pipeline Aram Roston November 10, 2011
A cherished soap opera star and her British ex-husband were slain in a carjacking that spared their five-year-old daughter.
Former Miss Venezuela Murdered In Roadside Attack Mac Margolis January 8, 2014
Why would Tsarnaev tell the carjacking victim they were responsible for the bombings, as police allege?
The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Admiration Society Winston Ross April 21, 2013
Shrien Dewani looked like a broken man after the November 2010 carjacking that left his new bride dead.
The Honeymoon Murder Trial of British Millionaire Shrien Dewani Begins Nico Hines October 6, 2014
In Tripoli, carjacking is rife and kidnappings are on the rise.
Libyan Government Turns to Ansar Al-Sharia Militia for Crime-Fighting Help Jamie Dettmer February 25, 2013
(transitive) to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime
The armed and violent stealing of a car from its driver; ganking: At 15 he was arrested for carjacking and assault
[1990s+; fr car plus hijacking]
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