pound per square inch


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pound per square inch

[′pau̇nd pər ¦skwer ′inch]
(mechanics)
A unit of pressure equal to the pressure resulting from a force of 1 pound applied uniformly over an area of 1 square inch. Abbreviated psi.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When the beam is placed under the load and the blower turned on, it creates a pressure of one pound per square inch, and the load rises, ready to be floated to a new position.