Meaning of foot-pound

foot-pound

Pronunciation: (foot'pound'), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a foot-pound-second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one pound when its point of application moves through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force. Abbr.: ft-lb
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