variants or less commonly ruddevator
plural -s
: a movable airfoil at the trailing edge of a vee tail designed to perform the functions of both a rudder and an elevator

Word History


blend of rudder and elevator

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ruddervator was in 1945

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“Ruddervator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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