Definitions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
 n. A unit of work equal to the work done by a force of one pound acting through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force.
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 n. A unit of work done, or energy expended, when a force of one pound acts through a distance of one foot
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
 n. A compound unit formed of a foot paired with the weight of a pound, used in measuring energy or work; the energy required to raise a weight of one pound against gravity to the height of one foot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
 n. a unit of work equal to a force of one pound moving through a distance of one foot
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Or if a (side) chest shot, .. think of it like an arrow but with a certain "footpound" advatage, .. there is a hole where there aint suposed to be a hole,. if its through the lungs liver or heart,. its only a matter of time, .. but, many times not the "bang flop" which is why your deer took off after being hit with a big bad bullet that didnt open.

Battery capacity is rated at 24 kwh and the motor puts out an equivalent 95 hp and 217 footpound of torque right from the start.

Usually the delivered energy is so high—in the 5,000footpound range—that a frail sack of blood and struts like a human being will flip through the air, sometimes as far as 30 feet, limbs askew, and land in a pile of wreckage.

But it would have been one less footpound of suckage.

So, for example, a force adequate to lift one pound a distance of one foot is a footpound; that capable of lifting one kilogram a distance of one meter is a kilogrammeter, etc.

The following conversions are based on the IT calorie. from/to Joule kilowatthour electronvolt calorie Btu horsepower hour footpound dyne  centimeter therm

Conversions from/to Joule kilowatthour electronvolt calorie Btu horsepower hour footpound dyne  centimeter therm

We can tell you that with the footpound of the sol de vega fine tobacco, we lose P19 in the purchase and selling of it.

On this matter he writes: [15] "If in strong sunlight the energy of light which falls upon a square foot is 83.4 footpounds per second, the mean energy of one cubic foot of sunlight is about .0,000,000,882 of a footpound, and the mean pressure on a square foot is .0,000,000,882 of a pound weight."

For example, suppose one pound is lifted one foot high, in opposition to the force of gravity, then work is done, and this amount of work is known as a footpound.
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