foot-poundal

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foot-poundal (plural foot-poundals)

  1. (dated) A unit of work done when by a force of one poundal moves through a distance of one foot
    • 1924, Ford Madox Ford, Some Do Not…, Penguin 2012 (Parade's End), p. 65:
      He […] made abstruse calculations as to the flight of balls off sloped club-faces, as to the foot-poundals of energy exercised by one muscle or the other, and as to theories of spin.

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