poundal

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Poundal \Pound"al\, noun [From 5th {Pound}.] (Physics & Mech.) A unit of force based upon the pound, foot, and second, being the force which, acting on a pound avoirdupois for one second, causes it to acquire by the of that time a velocity of one foot per second. It is about equal to the weight of half an ounce, and is 13,825 dynes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

poundal

noun

1: a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 foot/sec/sec to a mass of 1 pound; equal to 0.1382 newtons [syn: {poundal}, {pdl}]


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