What is the difference between Skyjack and Hijacking?

The difference between skyjack and hijacking

is that “skyjack” is to steal or commandeer an airplane, usually by threat of violence to the passengers and “hijacking” is present participle of hijack.

skyjack

hijacking

Verb

  • To steal or commandeer (hijack) an airplane, usually by threat of violence to the passengers.

Verb

  • present participle of hijack

Noun

  • The act of one who hijacks; the seizure of vehicles.
  • The instance of such an act; the seizure of a vehicle.

Examples

  • The audacious hijacking in Paris of a van carrying the baggage of a Saudi prince to his private jet is obviously an embarrassment to the French capital, whose ultra-high-end boutiques have suffered a spate of heists in recent months.