# foot-pound

foot-pound [foo t-pound] ExamplesWord Origin 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 of foot-pound First recorded in 1840–50 Examples from the Web for foot-pound Historical Examples of foot-pound

• This in scientific works is usually referred to as the foot-pound.

Perpetual Motion

Percy Verance

• The foot-pound is the unit of measurement employed in the study of work.

The Gospel Of Evolution

Edward Aveling

• A foot-pound represents the amount of power required to lift one pound one foot high.

The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out

Fred T. Hodgson

• Dynam, dī′nam, n. a unit of work, a foot-pound: the resultant of all the forces acting on a body.

Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

Various

• The British measure of energy is the foot-pound; the metric measure is the kilogrammetre.

A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine

Robert H. Thurston

• British Dictionary definitions for foot-pound 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 footAbbreviation: ft-lb

foot-pound in Medicine foot-pound n.

1. A unit of work equal to the energy expended, or work done, in raising a mass of one pound a height of one foot against gravity.

foot-pound 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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