foot-ton


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foot-ton

n
(Units) a unit of work or energy equal to 2240 foot-pounds

foot′-ton′



n.
a unit of energy equal to the energy expended in raising a ton of 2240 pounds a distance of one foot.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.foot-ton - 2240 foot-pounds
energy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for work
foot-pound - a unit of work equal to a force of one pound moving through a distance of one foot
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TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 1 OMITTED] According to the handbook, an annual value of approximately 1,276 Mj mm/ha hr (75 hundreds of foot-ton in/acre hr) is suggested for the area.