## Measurement unit: slug

**Full name:** slug

**Plural form:** slugs

**Category type:** weight

**Scale factor:** 14.593903

## SI unit: kilogram

The SI base unit for mass is the kilogram.
The SI derived unit for weight or force is the newton.

1 kilogram is equal to 0.068521765561961 slug.

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## Definition: Slug

The slug is an English and U.S. customary unit of mass. The slug is part of a subset of coherent units known as the gravitational foot-pound-second system, one of several such specialized systems of mechanical units. It is the mass that accelerates by when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it. Therefore a slug is about 32.174 05 pounds or 14.593 90 kg.

## Sample conversions: slug