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ounce inches
An expression of the force exerted by a heavy spot (or counterbalance weight) on a tire. Multiply the weight times its distance from the axle center, i.e., 3 oz. x 7" = 21 ounce inches.

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  • Inches of pressure — Inch Inch, n. [OE. inche, unche, AS. ynce, L. uncia the twelfth part, inch, ounce. See {Ounce} a weight.] [1913 Webster] 1. A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ounce —    1. (oz or oz av)    a traditional unit of weight. The avoirdupois ounce, the unit commonly used in the United States, is 1/16 pound or about 28.3495 grams.    The avoirdupois ounce also equals 175/192 = about 0.911 457 troy ounce or 437.5… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • ounce weight — (oz)    a traditional unit for measuring the density (incorrectly called the weight ) of a fabric. In most cases, the stated ounce density of a fabric is its density in ounces per square yard (oz/yd2). 1 ounce per square yard is equal to 33.9057… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • ounce — {{11}}ounce (1) unit of weight, early 14c., from O.Fr. unce (12c.), from L. uncia one twelfth part (of a pound, foot, etc.), from L. unus one (see ONE (Cf. one)). The Latin word had been adopted in Old English as ynce (see INCH (Cf. inch)). It… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ounce —    A unit of dry as well as liquid weight measurement (in the US). To convert ounces (US dry) into grams, multiply by 28.3495; into pound, divide by 16. To convert ounces (US fluid) into cubic inches, multiply by 1.80469; into liters, x 0.02957;… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Fluid ounce — Fluid ounces redirects here. For the band, see Fluid Ounces. A fluid ounce (abbreviated fl oz, fl. oz. or oz. fl.) is a unit of volume equal to about 28.4 mL in the imperial system or about 29.6 mL in the US system. The fluid ounce is… …   Wikipedia

  • fluid ounce — (fl oz)    a traditional unit of liquid volume, called the fluid ounce to avoid confusion with the weight ounce. In the U. S. customary system there are 16 fluid ounces in a pint, so each fluid ounce represents 1.804 687 cubic inches or 29.573… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • By inches — Inch Inch, n. [OE. inche, unche, AS. ynce, L. uncia the twelfth part, inch, ounce. See {Ounce} a weight.] [1913 Webster] 1. A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sailmaker ounce — (smoz)    a traditional unit measuring the weight (per unit area) of sailcloth. The weight in sailmaker ounces is the weight in ordinary (avoirdupois) ounces of a piece of cloth 36 inches by 28.5 inches. Thus 1 smoz is equal to 1.263 ounces per… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • fluid ounce — noun 1. a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches) • Syn: ↑fluidounce • Hypernyms: ↑British capacity unit, ↑Imperial capacity unit • Part Holonyms: ↑gill …   Useful english dictionary

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