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1. Informal.the control stick of an airplane, tank, or other vehicle.
2. Computers.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. Also,joy' stick".
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