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Meaning of foot-poundal

foot-pound•al

Pronunciation: (foot'poun'dl), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a foot-pound-second unit of work or energy equal to the work done by a force of one poundal when its point of application moves through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force. Abbr.: ft-pdl
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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