dialer

noun di·al·er \ ˈdī(-ə)-lər \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of dialer

: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

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1922


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