Definition of side stick in English:

side stick


  • 1Printing. A thin piece of wood placed at the side of a page in a forme when it is imposed so as to secure it and produce a margin at the side of the printed page. Compare "reglet". Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Aeronautics. In an aircraft: a control column situated to one side of the pilot's seat. More fully "side-stick controller".


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Moxon (1627–1691), printer and globe maker. From side + stick.


side stick

/ˈsʌɪd stɪk/