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control stick

noun, Aeronautics
a lever by which a pilot controls the ailerons and elevator of an aircraft.
Origin of control stick
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for control stick
  • The pilot's link to the control surfaces is by use of the control stick and rudder pedals.
  • The elevators are connected to the control stick by control cables.
  • The control stick was identified and the push pull tubes moved when the control stick was manipulated.
  • The student pilot said that airplane bounced slightly and he pulled back on the control stick to cushion the second touchdown.
  • The bolt grip shall equal the diameter of the control stick plus the washer thickness.
British Dictionary definitions for control stick

control stick

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