foot-pound [foo t-pound] ExamplesWord Origin noun Physics.
- 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.
The foot-pound is the unit of measurement employed in the study of work.
A foot-pound represents the amount of power required to lift one pound one foot high.
Fred T. Hodgson
Dynam, dī′nam, n. a unit of work, a foot-pound: the resultant of all the forces acting on a body.
The British measure of energy is the foot-pound; the metric measure is the kilogrammetre.
Robert H. Thurston
British Dictionary definitions for foot-pound foot-pound noun
- 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.
- 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
- 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