joystick

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noun joy·stick \ˈjȯi-ˌstik\

Definition of joystick

  1. 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. 2 :  a control for any of various devices (such as a computer) that resembles an airplane's joystick especially in being capable of motion in two or more directions

Examples of joystick in a sentence

  1. This game works with either a mouse or joystick.

Origin and Etymology of joystick

perhaps from English slang joystick penis


First Known Use: 1910


JOYSTICK Defined for English Language Learners

joystick

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noun joy·stick \ˈjȯi-ˌstik\

Definition of joystick for English Language Learners

  • : an upright lever used to control an airplane

  • : a lever used to control the movement of images on the screen in a computer or video game


JOYSTICK Defined for Kids

joystick

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noun joy·stick \ˈjȯi-ˌstik\

Definition of joystick for Students

  1. :  a control lever (as for a computer display or an airplane) capable of motion in two or more directions



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