- nouna lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane• Hypernyms: ↑lever
* * *noun: an airplane lever that operates the elevators by a fore-and-aft motion that the ailerons by a side-to-side motion — compare control column
* * *Aeron.a lever by which a pilot controls the ailerons and elevator of an aircraft.[1930-35]
* * *control stick,a lever that controls the direction of an airplane's movement.
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