joystick joystick  /ˈdʒɔ ɪ ˌstɪk/


  1. (n) a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
  2. (n) 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



  1. The first, an Atari joystick, it was cool but lacked my favorites.
  2. The tiny size of the camcorder does have limitations: you have to use a joystick for standard controls like Play, Stop and Fast-Forward.
  3. When you play with an old-style controller, you look like a loser, a blank-eyed joystick fondler.


  1. IMPRESSIONS: Pikmin 3 Impressions

    Learn about the new and much-improved Pikmin 3 demo, including multi-tasking and competitive multiplayer. Having played Pikmin 3 demos at back-to-back E3s, I'd say the game has come a long way in the past year. Nintendo wised up this year and gave me a Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk right away, noting that their teams vastly prefer this setup (though joystick/button play is also supported on both ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nintendo World Report

  2. Apple eyes better iPad gaming with joystick controller patent

    Diagrams envision accessories for Apple devices that would attach buttons and joysticks, saving the world of gamers from dreaded hand-hover fatigue Originally posted at News - Internet & Media
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNET

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  1. "When I did a demo of the technology, I was able to control a game just by waving my arms around. I could fly a plane by pretending to hold a joystick and also box against a virtual fighter by throwing punches toward the camera," writes...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Dean Takahashi Source: TechRadar UK

  2. Anything, Rossum said, "to tempt them to put down the joystick."
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Allen Rossum Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "He's been swinging the bat really well for about a week and a half," said Beckett. "I was joking with him one day at shortstop during BP about how he needed a joystick to get the ball so he could keep it away from some of the defenders."
    on May 9, 2006 By: Josh Beckett Source: Los Angeles Dodgers

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