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# foot-poundal

Energy exerted, or work done, when a force of 1 poundal displaces a body 1 foot in the direction of the force; equal to about 0.01 calorie.

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• Foot poundal — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Foot poundal — Foot pound al (Mech.) A unit of energy or work, equal to the work done in moving a body through one foot against the force of one poundal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• foot-poundal — [foot′poun΄dəl] n. a basic unit of energy or work in the FPS system, equal to the amount of work done by a force of one poundal acting through a distance of one foot (0.0421 joule): abbrev. ft pdl …   English World dictionary

• Foot-poundal — The Foot poundal is a non SI unit of energy or work. The foot poundal is the amount of energy expended when a force of one poundal acts through a distance of 1 foot along the direction of the force and is defined as 1 ft•pdl. The foot poundal can …   Wikipedia

• foot poundal —    a unit of work, equal to the work done by a force of one poundal acting through a distance of one foot. One foot poundal is equivalent to about 0.031 081 foot pound, or 0.042 140 joule …   Dictionary of units of measurement

• foot-poundal — /foot pown dl/, n. Physics. a foot pound second unit of work or energy equal to the work done by a force of one poundal when its point of application moves through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force. Abbr.: ft pdl [1885 90] * *… …   Universalium

• foot-poundal — foot′ pound′al n. phs a unit of energy equal to the energy expended by a one pound weight accelerating at one foot per second as it moves a distance of one foot Abbr.: ft pdl • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

• foot-poundal — noun a unit of work equal to a force of one poundal moving through a distance of one foot • Hypernyms: ↑work unit, ↑heat unit, ↑energy unit * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the absolute unit of work in the fps system equal to the work done by a force… …   Useful english dictionary

• foot-poundal — noun A unit of work done when by a force of one poundal moves through a distance of one foot …   Wiktionary

• Foot — (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace measure of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English