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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.

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Origin of joystick

First recorded in 1905–10; joy + stick1

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British Dictionary definitions for joystick

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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