Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A mechanical device consisting of a handgrip mounted on a base or pedestal and typically having one or more buttons, used to control an aircraft, computer or other equipment.
  • noun slang A penis.
  • verb rare To manoeuvre by means of a joystick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
  • noun a manual control consisting of a vertical handle that can move freely in two directions; used as an input device to computers or to devices controlled by computers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from slang, penis.]

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joy +‎ stick

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