Meaning of pound-force


Pronunciation: (pound'fôrs', -fōrs'), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a foot-pound-second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity when acting on a mass of one pound. Abbr.: lbf
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