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Foot-pound

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The unit of result in estimating work done by machinery. Thus, if we take 1 lb. as the unit of weight and I foot as the unit of distance, a foot-pound would be 1 lb. weight raised 1 foot.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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