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pound-force

[ pound-fawrs, -fohrs ]
/ ˈpaʊndˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs /
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noun Physics.

a foot-pound-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 pound. Abbreviation: lbf

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Origin of pound-force

First recorded in 1895–1900
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