foot-poundal [foo t-poun-dl] Word Origin 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 of foot-poundal First recorded in 1885–90 British Dictionary definitions for foot-poundal foot-poundal noun
- 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