Definition of devil stick in US English:

devil stick

noun

  • Any of three sticks used in a game or performance in which one stick is spun and manipulated so as to remain in the air by two others held in the performer's hands; (often) specifically the stick that is kept in the air; (also in plural) the use of these as a game or performance.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Zanesville Times Recorder.