Definitions for joystickˈdʒɔɪˌstɪk
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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.
A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling. A joystick, also known as the control column, is the principal control device in the cockpit of many civilian and military aircraft, either as a center stick or side-stick. It often has supplementary switches to control various aspects of the aircraft's flight. Joysticks are often used to control video games, and usually have one or more push-buttons whose state can also be read by the computer. A popular variation of the joystick used on modern video game consoles is the analog stick. Joysticks are also used for controlling machines such as cranes, trucks, underwater unmanned vehicles, wheelchairs, surveillance cameras, and zero turning radius lawn mowers. Miniature finger-operated joysticks have been adopted as input devices for smaller electronic equipment such as mobile phones.
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