foot-pound n. A unit of work equal to the energy expended, or work done, in raising a mass of 1 pound a height of 1 foot against gravity.
A unit of work equal to the work or energy needed to lift a one-pound weight a distance of one foot against the force of the Earth's gravity. One foot pound is equivalent to 1.3558 joules.
A unit of torque equal to a pound of force acting perpendicularly to an axis of rotation at a distance of one foot. Also called pound-foot.