A hijacker is a person who takes control of a plane or other vehicle and forces the passengers to do whatever they want. They often take hostages to ensure their safety.

  • The hijackers forced the passengers to get on the ground.

  • The hijackers took over the plane and forced everyone to get on the ground.

Definition of hijackers


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




a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it


highjacker, highwayman, road agent

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Example Sentences for hijackers

  • 1

    Certainly it is not obligatory that the hijacker hijacks the plane.

  • 2

    Other hijacking articles certainly discuss the motivation of the hijackers.

  • 3

    The only injury was the hijacker.

  • 4

    There are no clues to the motives of the hijackers.

  • 5

    This was the first hijacking in the country.

  • 6

    Waiting at the bottom is the hijacker.

  • 7

    It is some of the only footage of the hijacking.

  • 8

    He masterminded the idea of a hijacking.

  • 9

    The aircraft was stormed and the hijacker shot.

  • 10

    The plane was hijacked by some terrorists.