**Full name:** pound-force

**Plural form:** pounds-force

**Symbol:** lbf

**Alternate spelling:** pounds

**Category type:** force

**Scale factor:** 4.4482216

The SI derived unit for force is the newton.

1 newton is equal to 0.224808943871 pounds.

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The pound-force is a non-SI unit of force or weight (properly abbreviated "lbf" or "lbf"). The pound-force is equal to a mass of one pound multiplied by the standard acceleration due to gravity on Earth (which is defined as exactly 9.806 65 m/sē, or exactly 196,133/6096 ft/sē, or approximately 32.174 05 ft/sē).

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