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The term elevator is today understood to mean a flap attached somewhere in the tail area of an airplane, whose angle influences movement along the y-axis, i.e. pitch.

A patent family from 1909–1910 (see Patent DE-1909-236693) gives translations including:

In this group, the British patent uses the term "Steering Rudder".

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This wiki has 20 patents in category "Elevator".

Patents in category Elevator

Publications referring to Elevator