From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Poncelet \Ponce"let\, noun [After Jean Victor Poncelet, French engineer.] (Physics) A unit of power, being the power obtained from an expenditure of one hundred kilogram-meters of energy per second. One poncelet equals g watts, when g is the value of the acceleration of gravity in centimeters. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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