From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kinit \Kin"it\, n. [Gr. kinei^n to move.] (Physics)
   A unit of force equal to the force which, acting for one
   second, will give a pound a velocity of one foot per second;
   -- proposed by J. D. Everett, an English physicist.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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