Definition of joystick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    joystick

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɔɪstɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɔɪstɪk//
     
    Computer hardware, Parts of a plane
     
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  1. 1a stick with a handle used with some computer games to move images on the screen There are two joysticks on the console, which you operate with your thumbs. You can direct your spaceship around the screen using the mouse, the keyboard or a joystick. See related entries: Computer hardware
  2. 2(informal) a stick with a handle in an aircraft that is used to control direction or height See related entries: Parts of a plane
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