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poundal

[poun-dl] /ˈpaʊn dl/
noun, Physics.
1.
the foot-pound-second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one foot per second per second on a mass of one pound.
Abbreviation: pdl.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; pound2 + -al2
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poundal

/ˈpaʊndəl/
noun
1.
the fps unit of force; the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 foot per second per second to a mass of 1 pound. 1 poundal is equivalent to 0.1382 newton or 1.382 × 104 dynes pdl
Word Origin
C19: from pound² + quintal
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