Crossword clues for joystick
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 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. 2 (context slang English) A penis. vb. (context rare English) To manoeuvre by means of a joystick.
A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling. A joystick, also known as the control column, is the principal control device in the cockpit of many civilian and military aircraft, either as a center stick or side-stick. It often has supplementary switches to control various aspects of the aircraft's flight.
Joysticks are often used to control video games, and usually have one or more push-buttons whose state can also be read by the computer. A popular variation of the joystick used on modern video game consoles is the analog stick. Joysticks are also used for controlling machines such as cranes, trucks, underwater unmanned vehicles, wheelchairs, surveillance cameras, and zero turning radius lawn mowers. Miniature finger-operated joysticks have been adopted as input devices for smaller electronic equipment such as mobile phones.
Joystick (Janice Olivia Yanizeski) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
A joystick is a control device.
Joystick may also refer to:
- Analog stick, a control device
- Side-stick, a flight control device
- Centre stick, a flight control device
- "Joystick" (song), a 1983 single by the Dazz Band
- Joystick, a 1983 album by the Dazz Band
- Joystick, a 2002 album by Rockbot
- "Joystick", a 1964 single by The Tornados
- "Joystick", a 2010 song by Simon Curtis from the album 8Bit Heart
- Joystick (comics), a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe
- Joysticks (film), a 1983 comedy about a video arcade
- Joystiq, a video game website
- Slang for penis
"Joystick" is a 1983 hit single by the Dazz Band, their second biggest hit of three Top 100 singles, reaching #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Black Singles Chart. Co-written by the singer and guitarist of the group, the title of the song is double entendre for the male phallus (and is a common slang term used in the United Kingdom). The band adopted hip-hop production techniques, favoring keyboards and drum machines over horns, echoing the popularity of the electro-funk style. The single became a dancefloor favorite following its release.
This song can be heard in the arcade game compilation Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection. It is also included in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows versions of Grand Theft Auto V in the radio station Space 103.2.
In Chile, the song was used of promo Chilean channel Telenorte in 1991.
Usage examples of "joystick".
Hand light on the joystick, she veered toward the green smolder of Seattle, riding down a cloud canyon aflicker with electric bursts.
Now the very shabby-looking old industrial joystick bolted to a rollaway table was the one thing left that might get them out of this.
There were all sorts of controls within easy reachkeyboards, joysticks and joystrings, light-styli, a helmet for providing artificial realities, and feedback gloves that would allow Awad to put himself inside the display and interact with it.
The left armrest contained a row of several joysticks or sliders that could individually be moved back and forth, left to right, between two extremes.
Still crawfishing, she thumbed her joystick while shouting "Missiles away!
In a contoured seat like a masseur couch without the masseur attachments, he guided his ‘cycle with pedals and a joystick.
In a contoured seat like a masseur couch without the masseur attachments, he guided his 'cycle with pedals and a joystick.
They told you what it was going to be, they pulled disorientations and sensory assaults, and learned the mem-techniques from the starship crew, and hoped you could get the threads back when you came out—but meanwhile you just kept talking to the computer and the carrier and moving your markers with the joystick, laying the strike and the strategy as if you were seeing it tamely on the light-table instead of on monitors, with numbers and grids floating in glowing colors.
They told you what it was going to be, they pulled disorientations and sensory assaults, and learned the them-techniques from the starship crew, and hoped you could get the threads back when you came out—but meanwhile you just kept talking to the computer and the carrier and moving your markers with the joystick, laying the strike and the strategy as if you were seeing it tamely on the light-table instead of on monitors, with numbers and grids floating in glowing colors.
It drops like a dumb bomb, but we can monitor its flight on one of the TV screens and 'fly' it in with a joystick.
Any ham-handed lurch at the joystick was instantly dumbed down into a gentle, nonlethal veer or dip.
Johnnie snapped open the cover of his own controls, slid the magenta cursor along the docks with his joystick, and began tapping a function key.
Two joysticks extended from her backpack to where she could reach them with gauntletted hands.
Birdies left thumb rocked the gun control from main to coax while his right hand expertly teased the joystick to bring the pipper onto his targets.
Birdie's left thumb rocked the gun control from main to coax while his right hand expertly teased the joystick to bring the pipper onto his targets.