EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Physics a foot-pound-second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one pound when its point of application moves through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force. : ft-lb Abbreviation Origin of foot-pound
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n. A unit of work equal to the energy expended, or work done, in raising a mass of one pound a height of one foot against gravity.
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A unit of work equal to the work or energy needed to lift a one-pound weight a distance of one foot against the force of the Earth's gravity. One foot pound is equivalent to 1.3558 joules. A unit of torque equal to a pound of force acting perpendicularly to an axis of rotation at a distance of one foot. Also called pound-foot
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