joystick


joy·stick

noun \-ˌstik\

Definition of JOYSTICK

1
:  a lever in an airplane that operates the elevators by a fore-and-aft motion and the ailerons by a side-to-side motion
2
:  a control for any of various devices (as a computer) that resembles an airplane's joystick especially in being capable of motion in two or more directions

Origin of JOYSTICK

perhaps from English slang joystick penis
First Known Use: 1910

joystick

noun

Full Definition of JOYSTICK

1
:  a lever in an airplane that operates the elevators by a fore-and-aft motion and the ailerons by a side-to-side motion :  control stick
2
:  a manual control for any of various devices (such as a computer display) that resembles an airplane's joystick especially in being capable of motion in two or more directions

Origin of JOYSTICK

perhaps from English slang joy stick penis; from its position between the knees of the aviator
First Known Use: 1910

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