foot-poundal

[ foo t-poun-dl ]
/ ˈfʊtˈpaʊn dl /

noun Physics.

a foot-pound-second unit of work or energy equal to the work done by a force of one poundal when its point of application moves through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force. Abbreviation: ft-pdl

Nearby words

  1. foot-in-mouth disease,
  2. foot-lambert,
  3. foot-pound,
  4. foot-pound-second,
  5. foot-pound-second system,
  6. foot-ton,
  7. footage,
  8. footbag,
  9. football,
  10. footballer

Origin of foot-poundal

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for foot-poundal

foot-poundal

noun

a unit of work or energy equal to the work done when a force of one poundal moves through a distance of one foot: it is equal to 0.042 14 joule
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