plural foot-pounds
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foot-pound was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Foot-pound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foot-pound. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

foot-pound

noun
-ˈpau̇nd
plural foot-pounds
: a unit of work that equals the work done by a force of one pound acting through a distance of one foot and that is equal to about 1.36 joules

Medical Definition

foot-pound

noun
plural foot-pounds
: 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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