dial, rotary

   A type of calling device that generates pulses by manual rotation and release of a dial, the number of pulses being determined by how far the dial is rotated before being released.

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  • dial — di•al [[t]ˈdaɪ əl, daɪl[/t]] n. v. di•aled, di•al•ing (esp. brit.)di•alled, di•al•ling. 1) hor a plate or disk on a clock, watch, or sundial, containing graduated markings or figures, upon which the time of day is indicated by hands, pointers, or …   From formal English to slang

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