What is former?

  • (adj): (used especially of persons) of the immediate past.
    Example: "The former president"
    Synonyms: late, previous
    See also — Additional definitions below

Former

A former is a structural member of an aircraft fuselage, of which a typical fuselage has a series from the nose to the empennage, typically perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. The primary purpose of formers is to establish the shape of the fuselage and reduce the column length of stringers to prevent instability. Formers are typically attached to longerons, which support the skin of the aircraft.

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... A former is a structural member of an aircraft fuselage, of which a typical fuselage has a series from the nose to the empennage, typically perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft ... The primary purpose of formers is to establish the shape of the fuselage and reduce the column length of stringers to prevent instability ... Formers are typically attached to longerons, which support the skin of the aircraft ...

More definitions of "former":

  • (noun): The first of two or the first mentioned of two.
    Example: "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today"
  • (adj): Referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several).
    Example: "The novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one"
  • (adj): Of the distant past.
    Example: "Former generations"
    Synonyms: early, other