di·​al·​er ˈdī(-ə)-lər How to pronounce dialer (audio)
: a person or device that dials something (such as a telephone)
With the purchase of the right list, telephone dialers can force themselves and their cause on strangers, something the Internet can't do without unleashing a torrent of angry responses from e-mail users … Nicholas von Hoffman
Her group put together a petition signed by more than 100,000 consumers demanding that regulators crack down on companies … using automated dialers and recorded voices to market scams. Shawn Zeller

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The number seems to have since been updated, by the way, to give the dialer an error message. Andy Meek, BGR, 10 Jan. 2022 Amazon Says the new communication capabilities include a predictive dialer that automatically calls customers in a list but throttles outreach based on agent availability. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Members conduct phone-banking using a progressive dialer that digitally places calls and channels them to available volunteers. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Sep. 2021 Phone numbers seamlessly launch in the phone dialer and addresses launch in Maps. Evan Selinger, Wired, 11 Aug. 2021 But the bottom line was that nobody needs your permission to put your phone number on an automatic dialer. Gail Collins New York Times, Star Tribune, 29 July 2021 Phone numbers seamlessly launch in the phone dialer, and addresses launch in Maps. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 7 June 2021 For many, this might mean investing in a power dialer. Dimitri Akhrin, Forbes, 7 May 2021 There are also a few challenges of using a power dialer to keep in mind. Dimitri Akhrin, Forbes, 7 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dialer was in 1922

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“Dialer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialer. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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