- Dial lock
- Dial Di"al, n. [LL. dialis daily, fr. L. dies day. See
1. An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of
day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated
arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and
astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to
the earth's axis, but the dial plate may be either
horizontal or vertical.
3. A miner's compass. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.