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foot-pound a unit of energy equal to the amount necessary to raise a weight of one pound to a height of one foot.
foot-pound-second of, designating, or pertaining to the system of measurement in which the foot, pound, and second are the basic units of length, mass, and time.
pound cake a rich cake that contains approximately a pound each of flour, butter, and sugar. [2 definitions]
pound net a trap for fish consisting of a system of staked nets that form an enclosure with a narrow opening.
pound sterling see pound2.
pound-foolish foolish or inept when dealing with large sums of money or matters of great significance. (Cf. penny-wise.)