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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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  • Darl tugged desperately at the control-stick, thrust the throttle over full measure.

    The Great Dome on Mercury Arthur Leo Zagat
  • Once he had a sudden inspiration to pull back his control-stick.

    'Green Balls' Paul Bewsher
  • He flung a last salvo from his hot machine-guns, then, heart numbing, jerked back the control-stick and careened high.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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