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Definition of "joystick" []

  • Slang The control stick of an aircraft. (noun)
  • Slang A manual control or cursor device, as one attached to a computer or video game. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "joystick" in a sentence
  • "It's not surprising that Mr. Bush doesn't use e-mail -- any computer without a joystick is above his clock-speed (not to mention the fact that he spent an hour looking around on the keyboard for the "Any" key when the software said, "Hit Any Key to Continue ...")"
  • "There are add-ons, like a built-in dictionary, but navigating the menus with the tiny joystick is frustrating and slow."
  • "What the hell is with Uhura's desk-lamp and twin joystick podium?"