Foot ton
Foot ton Foot ton (Mech.) A unit of energy or work, being equal to the work done in raising one ton against the force of gravity through the height of one foot. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • foot-ton — [foot′tun΄] n. a unit of energy, equal to the amount of energy required to raise a weight of one long ton a distance of one foot; 2,240 foot pounds …   English World dictionary

  • foot-ton — foot′ ton′ n. phs a unit of energy equal to the energy expended in raising a ton of 2240 pounds a distance of one foot • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • foot-ton — noun 2240 foot pounds • Hypernyms: ↑work unit, ↑heat unit, ↑energy unit • Part Meronyms: ↑foot pound * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural foot tons) …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot ton — (ft·tn)    a traditional unit of work, equal to the work done by a force of one ton acting through a distance of one foot. In the U.S. system, a foot ton equals 2000 foot pounds (2.7116 kilojoules or 2.570 Btu); in the British Imperial system a… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • foot-ton — /foot tun /, n. Physics. a foot pound second unit of work or energy, equivalent to 2240 foot pounds and equal to the energy expended in raising a ton of 2240 pounds a distance of one foot against the force of gravity. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • foot-ton force — footˈ ton or foot ton force noun A unit of work or energy equal to the work done in raising one ton one foot against normal gravity, 2240 foot pounds • • • Main Entry: ↑foot …   Useful english dictionary

  • ton-foot — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: ton (II) + foot : foot ton …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot-pound — noun a unit of work equal to a force of one pound moving through a distance of one foot • Hypernyms: ↑work unit, ↑heat unit, ↑energy unit • Part Holonyms: ↑foot ton * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foot 2 rue — Titre original Foot 2 rue Genre Série d animation Production Philippe Alessandri Giorgio Welter Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ton —    1. (tn or T or t)    a traditional unit of weight equal to 20 hundredweight.    In the United States and Canada, there are 100 pounds in the hundredweight and exactly 2000 pounds (907.185 kilograms) in the ton. In Britain, there are 112 pounds …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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