Joy sticks'


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.
Also, joy stick.

1905–10; joy + stick1 Unabridged
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joystick (ˈdʒɔɪˌstɪk)
1.  informal the control stick of an aircraft or of any of various machines
2.  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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