British absolute system of units
British absolute system of units[′brid·ish ′ab·sə‚lüt ‚sis·təm əv ′yü·nəts]
A measurement system based on the foot, the second, and the pound mass; force unit is the poundal. Also known as foot-pound-second system of units (fps system of units).
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