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control stick

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noun Aeronautics.
  1. a lever by which a pilot controls the ailerons and elevator of an aircraft.
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Origin of control stick

First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for control stick

Historical Examples

  • Once he had a sudden inspiration to pull back his control-stick.

    'Green Balls'

    Paul Bewsher

  • Darl tugged desperately at the control-stick, thrust the throttle over full measure.

  • He flung a last salvo from his hot machine-guns, then, heart numbing, jerked back the control-stick and careened high.


British Dictionary definitions for control stick

control stick

noun
  1. the lever by which a pilot controls the lateral and longitudinal movements of an aircraftAlso called: control column, joy stick
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