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[foo t-tuhn] /ˈfʊtˈtʌn/

noun, 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.
a unit of work or energy equal to 2240 foot-pounds


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