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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 poundal 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 when by a force of one poundal moves through a distance of one foot

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An absolute unit of energy, being the energy of an avoirdupois pound moving with a velocity of one English foot per mean solar second.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of work equal to a force of one poundal moving through a distance of one foot

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