• WordNet 3.6
    • n foot-pound a unit of work equal to a force of one pound moving through a distance of one foot
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At sea level there are 2,000 pounds of air pressure on each square foot of your body area.
    • n foot-pound A compound unit formed of a foot paired with the weight of a pound, used in measuring energy or work; the energy required to raise a weight of one pound against gravity to the height of one foot. One foot-pound at the equator and the level of the sea represents an amount of energy equal to 13.56 megaergs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sea water weighs about a pound and a half more per cubic foot than fresh water at the same temperature.
    • Foot-pound the force needed to raise one pound weight the height of one foot—the usual unit in measuring mechanical force
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fót, pl. fét; Ger. fuss, L. pes, pedis, Gr. pous, podos, Sans. pād.


In literature:

How many foot-pounds did the boy heart of Chatterton beat before it broke?
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
Inner pounds, 10 feet wide, with board floors; outer entrance 2 feet wide, inner 1 foot.
"The Salmon Fishery of Penobscot Bay and River in 1895-96" by Hugh M. Smith
The jaws of this size spread nearly a foot, and the weight of the trap is seventeen pounds.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
His plate was of tin and a foot in diameter, and on it was a three-pound mallard duck, dripping with juice and as brown as a ripe hazel-nut.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
At 200 pounds pressure per square inch, what is the pressure per square foot on the sheets of a boiler?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
You will be sorry to hear that your stalwart friend Hassan has had fifty blows on each foot-sole, and had to pay six pounds.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
So we have 33,000 x 60 = 1,980,000 foot pounds per hour, as a horse-power.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881" by Various
That 750,000 foot pounds, I assume, required 100 pounds of coal.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882" by Various
I have threshed out in my hand three ears of the ripe wheat: how many foot-pounds of human energy do these few light grains represent?
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Six foot eight he stood, and weighed four hundred pounds.
"Rosin the Beau" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
A third house, with 19,000 square feet of beds, produced 2,800 pounds, or one and one-half pounds to the square foot.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
The quantity of gas produced in most generators varies from 6.4 to 8.2 pounds per cubic foot of raw coal burnt in the generator.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
Within one foot they struck pay dirt, took out over 100 pounds weight (48 kilos) within a month, and sailed away content.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
This pressure becomes 40 pounds per foot when the wind reaches a velocity of 90 miles.
"Reading the Weather" by Thomas Morris Longstreth
The result is in foot-pounds if the fraction of the stroke SF is taken in feet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
Sixty-six thousand divided by 176 equals 375 foot pounds pull per minute.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
It grows to about a foot in length, usually, and to a pound in weight, though I have taken much larger specimens.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
Money is no such a fixed objective standard as a foot-rule or a pound weight.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
A foot-pound is defined as the work done when 1 lb.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
The deck span, for instance, weighed 12,000 pounds to each foot of bridge.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford

In news:

Fitzgerald Toussaint, RB, Michigan, junior, 5-foot-10, 202 pounds.
The 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward had 11 points in 25 games with the X-Men in 2009-2010.
The 5-foot-11, 185 pound forward played at the University of Wisconsin.
He looks like a halfback with his 5-foot-9, 196-pound frame .
He looks like a halfback with his 5-foot-9, 196-pound frame.
Even Johnson, who is 6-foot-2, 260 pounds, was listed as a running back when the Green Bay Packers took him in the fifth round in 2009.
In Chase's effort he accumulated 511 yards from 33 carries and the 6-foot-1, 215-pound fullback from Shelburn set a new state record.
Inside linebacker Ryne Rankin, Orlando,Fla./East River 6-foot-1, 230 pounds.
After Friday, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound sophomore's legend got a lot bigger.
The fish weighed between 645 and 655 pounds and measured 7-foot-4.
When you ponder Gore 's relatively unimposing size (5-foot-9, 217 pounds), his longevity is admirable.
The 6-foot 2-inch, 219-pound Taylor is one of 70 players invited to play in the game, which features the top Division III players from around the country.
Maybe it's the shaggy blonde hair, the 6-foot-8, 220-pound frame or the number 12 on the back of his jersey.
Marasco, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound junior from Maize, Kan.
Neumann -Goretti's John Davis, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior forward, has committed to play basketball at Towson.