rotary dial

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ro′tary di′al


n.
a disk with finger holes that is affixed to a telephone and rotated to match up the finger holes with the letters and digits of a telephone number.
ro′tary-di′al, adj.
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There's a refrigerator that gets angry unless someone is watching it, a fairground hammer that causes leprosy, a rotary phone that connects to another dimension.
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"I dial people on my rotary phone. Nobody seems to answer, though," Kerr quipped.
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AT&T's first rotary phone in 1927 (dubbed (http://www.beatriceco.com/bti/porticus/bell/images/1928_desk_set.jpg) "the French Phone" ) had an integrated handset for both the loudspeaker and the microphone, but it was cumbersome to use.
But you don't go back to using a rotary phone. You don't say, 'We're repealing smartphones.'"