Meaning of kilogram-meter

kil•o•gram-me•ter

Pronunciation: (kil'u-gram"mē'tur), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a meter-kilogram-second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one kilogram when its point of application moves through a distance of one meter in the direction of the force; approximately 7.2 foot-pounds. Abbr.: kg-m&hasp; Cf. joule.
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