Foot-pound

The unit of result in estimating work done by machinery. Thus, if we take 1 lb. as the unit of weight and 1 foot as the unit of distance, a foot-pound would be 1 lb. weight raised 1 foot.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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