footpoundal

foot-poundal

[foot-poun-dl]
noun Physics.
a foot-pound-second unit of work or energy equal to the work done by a force of one poundal when its point of application moves through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force. Abbreviation: ft-pdl

Origin:
1885–90

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foot-poundal
 
n
a unit of work or energy equal to the work done when a force of one poundal moves through a distance of one foot: it is equal to 0.042 14 joule

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