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joystick

1 a vertical stick or lever that can be manipulated in various directions to control a cursor or other movements on a computer screen. It is used mainly in playing computer games.
2 a vertical stick or lever that can be manipulated in various directions to drive an electric wheelchair.

joystick

A pivoting electronic input device, used in assistive technology to register side-to-side, forward and backward, and diagonal movements, so that these can be processed. The stick may also include preprogrammed buttons that, when depressed, activate specific electronic commands or mechanical outputs.
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The king pushed the control stick forward and we heaved off the ground, hovering low over the palace and Amman's dense honey-comb of flat-roofed houses.
Everyone can join in the action with intuitive controls using the Analog Control Stick with N64 Rumble Pak(TM) and N64 Controller Pak(TM) support.
It is available as a manual display system which permits the operator to control all machine functions using the display screen as a guide, or as a fully-automatic system that controls grade as the operator manually pulls back the control stick.
Officers in the central control station can also manually operate the moving cameras with a control stick.
Colonel Douglas Ellington's fingertips caressed the control stick of his F-19A Ghostrider attack fighter.
NBA 2K13 also introduces the Control Stick, which gives players more control by mapping all dribbling and shooting to the right analog stick, as well as the long-awaited matchup between the 1992 "Dream Team" and 2012 U.
But Andreas French investigators believe he tried to manually take charge of the Germanwings flight again, as the log showed movement of the Airbus' control stick.
Contract Awarded for Additional Work Task Order under CAPO C338455/07 remote refuelling operator flight control stick
The windblast through the canopy made it difficult for the crew to talk using the intercom system, so they initially communicated by shaking the control stick.
Sixteen passengers and crew were hurt in the January 2011 incident, when the first officer pushed the control stick forward to avoid a plane he wrongly thought was heading straight toward him.
Ice rescue suits, ice picks, water rescue rope, and an animal control stick are the minimum equipment needed.
More study is needed on pilot reactions to stalls When an aircraft stalls, a pilot's instinctive reaction is to "pull back on the control stick," which will exacerbate the problem, according to experts.