an act or instance of hijacking an aircraft.
to (an airliner), especially in order to hold the passengers and plane for ransom or for political reasons.
The interrogation of the skyjacking theory would start with the choice of airport, and the choice of the flight.
The Tripwire on Flight 370 Clive Irving March 16, 2014
(transitive) to commandeer (an aircraft), usually at gunpoint during flight, forcing the pilot to fly somewhere other than to the scheduled destination
“to hijack an airplane,” 1961, apparently coined in New York “Mirror” headlines, from sky (n.) + second element of hijack (q.v.).
An imaginary hook in the sky, which explains why some things stay up, which solves the problems of keeping some things up, etc: How will I hold up the roof when I fix the wall? On a skyhook, of course (1915+)
A high hook shot at the basket (1980s+ Basketball)
opposition to . of or relating to antislavery: The antislavery movement in the United States gained momentum in the early 19th century. Contemporary Examples The first two volumes concentrated almost exclusively on the white male leaders of the antislavery campaign. How Blacks Freed Themselves from Slavery Eric Herschthal February 17, 2014 Historical Examples Secondly, I […]
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, usually divided into East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian), West Slavic (Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian), and South Slavic (Old Church Slavonic, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene). Abbr.: . of or relating to the or their languages. Contemporary Examples She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, majored in Slavic Languages and […]
the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, especially the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter. something resembling this, as vapor or mist, flying particles, etc. something unsubstantial, evanescent, or without result: Their […]
a person or thing that smokes. Railroads. Also called smoking car. a passenger car for those who wish to . a compartment for those who wish to . an informal gathering, especially of men, for entertainment, discussion, or the like. an enclosed metal box or similar device for smoking meats, poultry, or fish. . British, […]