Definition of poncelet in US English:

poncelet

noun

Physics
rare, historical
  • A unit of power used chiefly in France, equal to the power required to displace a force of 100 kilogram-force through 1 m in 1 second (approx. 981 watts).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From French poncelet; now apparently disused) from the name of J. V. Poncelet, French mathematician.

Pronunciation

poncelet

/ˈpɒnslɪt/