foot-ton

[ foo t-tuhn ]
/ ˈfʊtˈtʌn /

noun Physics.

a foot-pound-second unit of work or energy, equivalent to 2240 foot-pounds and equal to the energy expended in raising a ton of 2240 pounds a distance of one foot against the force of gravity.

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Origin of foot-ton

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for foot-ton

foot-ton

noun

a unit of work or energy equal to 2240 foot-pounds
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