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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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Examples

  • Or if a (side) chest shot, .. think of it like an arrow but with a certain "foot-pound" 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.

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

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  • Usually the delivered energy is so high—in the 5,000-foot-pound 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.

    Dead Zero

  • But it would have been one less foot-pound of suckage.

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

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  • The following conversions are based on the IT calorie. from/to Joule kilowatt-hour electronvolt calorie Btu horsepower hour foot-pound dyne - centimeter therm

    Calorie

  • Conversions from/to Joule kilowatt-hour electronvolt calorie Btu horsepower hour foot-pound dyne - centimeter therm

    Horsepower

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

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

    Aether and Gravitation

  • 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 foot-pound.

    Aether and Gravitation

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