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control column

a lever or pillar, usually fitted with a handwheel, used to control the movements of an aircraft Also called control stick, joy stick
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  • Outside the Terminal Building, Turnbull walked over to a hackstand and pressed the signal button on the top of the control column.

    Dead Giveaway Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Brad straddle-stepped on the deck and bulkhead to the control column and broke out his pack of cigarettes.

    Spillthrough Daniel F. Galouye
  • Sweat forming in beads on his face, he ignored the pain in his shoulder and reached to the control column with his injured arm.

    Spillthrough Daniel F. Galouye

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