: 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
: 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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