Aeroplane: An aircraft with wings which lift it by forcing air downwards and supporting themselves on the reaction thereof. Propelled through air by motor-driven air-screws (propellers), either in front of or behind the aeroplane, and known as tractors or pushers, respectively. The elevator is the rudder-like device which controls the upward and downward movement. 
References / notes
- Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.144.
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