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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Poundal \Pound"al\, n. [From 5th Pound.] (Physics & Mech.)
A unit of force based upon the pound, foot, and second, being
the force which, acting on a pound avoirdupois for one
second, causes it to acquire by the of that time a velocity
of one foot per second. It is about equal to the weight of
half an ounce, and is 13,825 dynes.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an
acceleration of 1 foot/sec/sec to a mass of 1 pound; equal
to 0.1382 newtons [syn: poundal, pdl]
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