Definitions for joystickˈdʒɔɪˌstɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Informal. the control stick of an airplane, tank, or other vehicle.
Category: Transportation, Informal
a lever used to control the movement of a cursor or other graphic element, as in a video game.
Origin of joystick:
stick, control stick, joystick(noun)
a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
a manual control consisting of a vertical handle that can move freely in two directions; used as an input device to computers or to devices controlled by computers
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an object shaped like a stick that you hold to operate a machine, play computer games, etc.
A mechanical device consisting of a handgrip mounted on a base or pedestal and typically having one or more buttons, used to control an aircraft, computer or other equipment.
To manoeuvre by means of a joystick.