Meaning of joystick

joy•stick

Pronunciation: ( joi'stik"), [key]
— n.
  1. the control stick of an airplane, tank, or other vehicle.
  2. a lever resembling this, used to control movement of a cursor or other graphic element for video games and computer graphics.
  3. any leverlike switch for controlling, manipulating, guiding, or the like.
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