kilogram-force

[kil-uh-gram-fawrs, -fohrs]

noun Physics.

a meter-kilogram-second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity, when acting on a mass of one kilogram. Abbreviation: kgf

Compare newton.

Origin of kilogram-force

First recorded in 1955–60
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