pound per square foot


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pound per square foot

[′pau̇nd pər ¦skwer ′fu̇t]
(mechanics)
A unit of pressure equal to the pressure resulting from a force of 1 pound applied uniformly over an area of 1 square foot. Abbreviated psf.
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