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poundal Syllabification: pound·al
Pronunciation: /ˈpound(ə)l/

Definition of poundal in English:


A unit of force equal to that required to give a mass of one pound an acceleration of one foot per second per second.


Late 19th century: from pound1 + the suffix -al, perhaps suggested by quintal.

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