Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A unit of rate of expenditure of energy, equivalent to 100 kilogrammeters per second.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An obsolete French unit of power, equal to the power required to raise a quintal at a velocity of one metre per second.

Etymologies

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Named after Jean-Victor Poncelet.

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