foot-pound

[ foo t-pound ]
/ ˈfʊtˈpaʊnd /

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. Abbreviation: ft-lb

Origin of foot-pound

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for foot-pound

foot-pound


noun

an fps unit of work or energy equal to the work done when a force of 1 pound moves through a distance of 1 footAbbreviation: ft-lb
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Medicine definitions for foot-pound

foot-pound


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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Science definitions for foot-pound

foot-pound


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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