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pound force

[′pau̇nd ′fȯrs]
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When the force laboratory was built in 1965 the force measurement unit in English speaking countries was the pound force (lbf).
ADA requires that interior hinged, sliding, or folding doors can be opened with 5 units of pound force (lbf).
It comes with multiple power plugs and a digital output that displays measurement settings in pound force (lbf), kilogram force (kgf) and newton (N), making the Hand-Held Wire Crimp Pull-Force Tester ideal for global use.
North Atlantic and UK domestic markets dipped 7.6%, but the group said demand had increased for other long-haul routes, with passengers up 1.4% - in line with the wider travel sector as the weak pound forces travellers to non-euro destinations.
He said: "We expect the closure trend to accelerate strongly in 2009 as the weakness of the pound forces up costs, discounting depresses profit margins and rent demands sap cash flows."
The reality is this: every extra pound forces horses to use extra energy to run a given distance in the same time.
Manufacturing firms face recession as the strong pound forces margins down and manufacturers attempt to remain competitive on an international scale while competing against cheap imports.