universal dial

noun

: a sundial with an adjustable gnomon by which the hour may be found in any part of the world or under any elevation of the pole

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of universal dial was circa 1582

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“Universal dial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20dial. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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