Meaning of kilogram-force

kil•o•gram-force

Pronunciation: (kil'u-gram"fôrs', -fōrs'), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. 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. Abbr.: kgf&hasp; Cf. newton.
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