- 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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This in scientific works is usually referred to as the foot-pound.Perpetual Motion
The foot-pound is the unit of measurement employed in the study of work.The Gospel Of Evolution
A foot-pound represents the amount of power required to lift one pound one foot high.The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out
Fred T. Hodgson
Dynam, dī′nam, n. a unit of work, a foot-pound: the resultant of all the forces acting on a body.
The British measure of energy is the foot-pound; the metric measure is the kilogrammetre.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine
Robert H. Thurston
- 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- 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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