foot–pound

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noun \ˈfu̇t-ˈpau̇nd\

Definition of foot–pound

plural

foot–pounds

  1. :  a unit of work equal to the work done by a force of one pound acting through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force

First Known Use of foot–pound

1847


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foot–pound

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noun \-ˈpau̇nd\

Medical Definition of foot–pound

plural

foot–pounds

  1. :  a unit of work equal to the work done by a force of one pound acting through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force

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