di·​al·​er | \ ˈdī(-ə)-lər How to pronounce dialer (audio) \

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

Examples of dialer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The Court even provides a roadmap for how to use an automatic dialer to make calls or to send text messages without triggering the TCPA consent requirement. Mark Maccarthy, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021 Tweak these settings by opening up the dialer app and heading to Settings > Spam and Call Screen. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of dialer

1922, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2021

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“Dialer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialer. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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