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foot-pound

[foo t-pound] /ˈfʊtˈpaʊnd/
noun, Physics.
1.
a foot-pound-second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one pound when its point of application moves through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force.
Abbreviation: ft-lb.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for footpound

foot-pound

noun
1.
an fps unit of work or energy equal to the work done when a force of 1 pound moves through a distance of 1 foot ft-lb
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footpound in Medicine

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.

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footpound in Science
foot-pound  
  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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