dial telegraph

noun

: a telegraph in which letters and numbers or other symbols are placed upon the border of a circular dial plate at each station, the apparatus being so arranged that the needle or index of the dial at the receiving station copies the movements of that at the transmitting station

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dial telegraph was in 1845

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“Dial telegraph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dial%20telegraph. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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