poundal

noun
pound·​al | \ ˈpau̇n-dᵊl How to pronounce poundal (audio) \

Definition of poundal

: a unit of force equal to the force that would give a free mass of one pound an acceleration of one foot per second per second

First Known Use of poundal

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poundal

pound entry 1 + -al (as in quintal)

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The first known use of poundal was in 1879

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“Poundal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poundal. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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poundal

noun
pound·​al | \ ˈpau̇nd-ᵊl How to pronounce poundal (audio) \

Medical Definition of poundal

: a unit of force equal to the force that would give a free mass of one pound an acceleration of one foot per second per second

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