joystick

EnglishEdit

 
classic joystick from the home computer era

EtymologyEdit

From joy +‎ stick. First attested around 1910 (as joy-stick) as the control stick on an airplane. Its relation to the word joy is unclear.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

joystick (plural joysticks)

  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.
    • 1989, Microtimes (volume 6, page 140)
      If games are your life, the choice of a joystick is desperately important.
  2. (slang) A penis.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:penis
    • 2015, “Gamez”, performed by Maejor ft. Keri Hilson:
      She playing with my joystick / All in my two seater

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

joystick (third-person singular simple present joysticks, present participle joysticking, simple past and past participle joysticked)

  1. (rare) To manoeuvre by means of a joystick.
    • 2006, Sid Davis, Home makeovers that sell:
      Marketing your home isn't as difficult as joysticking a Mars rover through a crater, despite what many people believe.
    • 2007, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Elizabeth Sklar, Domenico G Sorrenti, Tomoichi Takahashi, RoboCup 2006: Robot Soccer World Cup X
      Therefore, part of the errors in the localization results is due to the problem of joysticking the robot exactly onto the marked positions.
    • 2007, Gaurav Suhas Sukhatme, Stefan Schaal, Wolfram Burgard, Dieter Fox, Robotics: Science and Systems II
      It can run in autonomous mode or be manually joysticked using a radio controller.

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English joystick.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɔi̯.stɪk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: joy‧stick

NounEdit

joystick m (plural joysticks, diminutive joystickje n)

  1. A joystick.
  2. A tiller extension.

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English joystick.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒoi̯stik/, [ˈdʒo̞i̯s̠t̪ik]

NounEdit

joystick

  1. (especially gaming) Synonym of sauvaohjain (joystick)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of joystick (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative joystick joystickit
genitive joystickin joystickien
partitive joystickia joystickeja
illative joystickiin joystickeihin
singular plural
nominative joystick joystickit
accusative nom. joystick joystickit
gen. joystickin
genitive joystickin joystickien
partitive joystickia joystickeja
inessive joystickissa joystickeissa
elative joystickista joystickeista
illative joystickiin joystickeihin
adessive joystickilla joystickeilla
ablative joystickilta joystickeilta
allative joystickille joystickeille
essive joystickina joystickeina
translative joystickiksi joystickeiksi
instructive joystickein
abessive joystickitta joystickeitta
comitative joystickeineen
Possessive forms of joystick (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person joystickini joystickimme
2nd person joystickisi joystickinne
3rd person joystickinsa

ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English joystick.

NounEdit

joystick m (invariable)

  1. joystick (device)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English joystick

NounEdit

joystick m (definite singular joysticken, indefinite plural joysticker, definite plural joystickene)

  1. a joystick

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English joystick

NounEdit

joystick m (definite singular joysticken, indefinite plural joystickar, definite plural joystickane)

  1. a joystick

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English joystick.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃoisˈtik/, [t͡ʃoi̯sˈt̪ik]

NounEdit

joystick m (plural joysticks)

  1. joystick

Usage notesEdit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.