: being or relating to a system of units based upon the foot as the unit of length, the pound as the unit of weight, and the second as the unit of time
abbreviation fps

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foot-pound-second was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Foot-pound-second.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foot-pound-second. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

foot-pound-second

adjective
: being or relating to a system of units based upon the foot as the unit of length, the pound as the unit of weight, and the second as the unit of time
abbreviation fps

Medical Definition

foot-pound-second

adjective
: being or relating to a system of units based upon the foot as the unit of length, the pound as the unit of weight or mass, and the second as the unit of time
abbreviation fps
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