Definition of joystick in English:

joystick

Line breaks: joy|stick
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪstɪk
 
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noun

informal
  • 1The control column of an aircraft.
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    • The joystick allows the winchman to adjust the position of the aircraft in regard to the rescuees.
    • A conventional joystick controls pitch and roll, and the rudder pedals are large and effective.
    • It was a tandem-seated airplane with a control wheel up front and a joystick in the back.
  • 1.1A lever that can be moved in several directions to control the movement of an image on a computer or similar display screen.
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    • Computer games allow joysticks and controllers to change a point of view in response to player actions.
    • Everyone who has a computer has a keyboard, but not everyone has a joystick or gamepad.
    • I have the option of controlling with keyboard, joystick, mouse, gamepad, or wheel.

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