## Measurement unit: poundal

**Full name:** poundal

**Plural form:** poundals

**Symbol:** pdl

**Category type:** force

**Scale factor:** 0.13825495

## SI unit: newton

The SI derived unit for force is the newton.

1 newton is equal to 7.2330140801469 poundal.

Valid units must be of the **force** type.

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## Definition: Poundal

The poundal is a non-SI unit of force. It is a part of the absolute foot-pound-second system of units, a coherent subsystem of English units introduced in 1879, and one of several specialized subsystems of mechanical units used as aids in calculations. It is defined as 1 lb·ft/s².

## Sample conversions: poundal