**Convert**
between poundals and other major units of force.

**Convert**
between foot poundals and other major units of energy.

The unit of force in the British absolute system of units, a coherent, absolute system of units once used by British scientists, obsolete since the adoption of the International System of Units (SI). Abbreviation, pdl. One poundal is the force that accelerates a mass of 1 pound at a rate of one foot per second per second. One poundal is approximately 0**.**1382550 newton.

The poundal should not be confused with the pound force, a unit in the British gravitational system of units.

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