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 for joystick
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and
           elevators of an airplane [syn: stick, control stick,
      2: 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

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A device consisting of a hand held stick that
     pivots about one end and transmits its angle in two dimensions
     to a computer.  Joysticks are often used to control games, and
     usually have one or more push-buttons whose state can also be
     read by the computer.  Most I/O interface cards for IBM PCs
     have a joystick (game control) port.

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