joystick

or joy stick

[ joi-stik ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪˌstɪk /
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noun

Informal. the control stick of an airplane, tank, or other vehicle.
Computers. a lever resembling this, used to control movement of a cursor or other graphic element for video games and computer graphics.Compare mouse(def 4), stylus(def 3).
any leverlike switch for controlling, manipulating, guiding, or the like.

Origin of joystick

First recorded in 1905–10; joy + stick1
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British Dictionary definitions for joy-stick

joystick

/ (ˈdʒɔɪˌstɪk) /

noun

informal the control stick of an aircraft or of any of various machines
computing a lever by means of which the display on a screen may be controlled used esp for games, flight simulators, etc

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