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pound-force

[pound-fawrs, -fohrs] /ˈpaʊndˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs/
noun, Physics.
1.
a foot-pound-second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity when acting on a mass of one pound.
Abbreviation: lbf.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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