slinch


slinch
   a unit of mass invented by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The unit is part of a system based on the pound of force and the inch. One slinch is the mass accelerated at one inch per second per second by a force of one pound; thus the slinch equals exactly 12 slugs (see below) or about 386.088 pounds (175.1268 kilograms). The word is a contraction of slug-inch. In the U.S. military aircraft industry, this unit is sometimes called a mug. It has also been called a snail.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • slinch — noun An English unit of mass equal to 12 slugs (386.088 pounds mass), that accelerates by 1 inch per second squared (1 in/s²) when a force of one pound force (lbf) is exerted on it …   Wiktionary

  • Slug (mass) — The slug is an English unit of mass. It is a mass that accelerates by 1 ft/s² when a force of one pound force (lbf) is exerted on it. Therefore a slug has a mass of 32.17405 pound mass or 14.5939 kg.Shigley, Joseph E. and Mischke, Charles R.… …   Wikipedia

  • mug —    1. an informal contraction of metric slug . See TME or hyl.    2. another name for a slinch …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • snail —    another name for a slinch …   Dictionary of units of measurement


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