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Meaning of foot-ton

foot-ton

Pronunciation: (foot'tun'), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a foot-pound-second unit of work or energy, equivalent to 2240 foot-pounds and equal to the energy expended in raising a ton of 2240 pounds a distance of one foot against the force of gravity.
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