control stick

noun Aeronautics.

a lever by which a pilot controls the ailerons and elevator of an aircraft.

Origin of control stick

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for control stick

  • 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.

    The Great Dome on Mercury|Arthur Leo Zagat
  • 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


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