foot-poundal









foot-poundal


foot-poundal [foo t-poun-dl] Word Origin noun Physics.

  1. 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

  1. 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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