Definition of poundal in English:

poundal

Syllabification: pound·al
Pronunciation: /ˈpoundəl
 
/

noun

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

Origin

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

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