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joystick

1. vulgar slang The penis. I told him that I wouldn't be touching his joystick until after we were married.
2. slang The control stick of a machine or vehicle, especially an aircraft. The pilot wrestled with the joystick as the helicopter started spiraling out of control.
3. A stick used to control some aspect of the action in a video game. I spent way too much time as a kid working the joysticks at the local arcade down the road from our house. The joystick on my controller has stopped working.
4. dated slang A marijuana cigarette. I could tell by his red eyes and goofy giggles that he'd been smoking a joystick.
5. obsolete slang A pipe used to smoke opium. Sometimes hyphenated or written as two words. There used to be places throughout the city devoted to men and women reclining on sofas and cushions while they puffed away on joy sticks.

joystick

1. n. the vertical lever used to control smaller aircraft. She pulled back on the joystick and the plane took off.
2. n. an electronic control device for computer games and other program control. (From sense 1) The ship’s first officer used a tiny joystick to control the computer program that guided the ship the next port.
3. n. the erect penis. (Usually objectionable.) He couldn’t seem to stop playing pocket pool with his joystick.
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The issue, according to (https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/22/20706144/nintendo-switch-joy-con-drift-problem-explained) The Verge , tends to happen to the left joystick more than the right joystick.
In addition, the use of the proposed interface requires less muscular effort than that of a joystick.
"That joystick is by no means cheap, and it is only designed to fit on a Virginia-class submarine," Senior Chief Mark Eichenlaub, the John Warner's assistant navigator, told the Virginian-Pilot .
The virtual anchor feature on a joystick control pinpoints the boat's position, within approximately three meters of a coordinate, using a GPS satellite antenna.
The factors that led to the development of the Joystick was an inability for surgeons to make their own decision on where to insert the suture and how big of an angle they could create.
Single-axis joysticks were chosen in order to provide the fore/aft movement operators are used to, and engineered with components that provide the resistance and feel operators expect.
Complementing the standard steering and remote control unit, there is a joystick that enables 360-degree control and turning of the boat at low speeds and makes for much easier maneuvering, particularly in narrow areas like during docking/undocking and navigating tight waterways and marinas.
The new version of the software, which is designed to simplify routine construction layout tasks while increasing overall productivity and accuracy, includes a drag and point feature known as "Dynamic Joystick".
The programming itself is achieved via a joystick. By-moving this unit horizontally and vertically, lines and rows are selected and activated; pressing the joystick to set the parameters, define and save configurations and to start the unit.
Specifically, we have looked at the conventional method of combining FSRs with a rocker potentiometer and the promising option of capturing shoulder motion with a two-axis joystick. Use of residual shoulder motion to control prosthetic components has been proposed for several decades.
India, May 25 -- Sauer-Danfoss has launched the new JS7000 joystick, which offers an unparalleled machine control solution to OEMs of mobile off-highway equipment worldwide.
Most of us are familiar with the Volvo Penta IPS and the MerCruiser Zeus and Axius joystick docking systems.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, March 22 -- Inspan Infotech, one of the largest IT distribution companies for motherboards and hardware components, announced the launch of USB PC Joystick MaxFighter F-17 from Genius.
During three or four sessions a week from seven months to 12 months of age, Andrew learned how to operate the joystick and to turn the movements of the joystick into locomotion in the robot.