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altitude dial

noun
1.
an adjustable sundial utilizing the altitude of the sun, at a given latitude and time of year, as a means of telling the time.
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  • The altitude dial's pointer reached for one thousand and slid past.

    Hawk Carse Anthony Gilmore
  • The altitude dial's finger almost jumped from forty thousand to thirty-five.

    Hawk Carse Anthony Gilmore
  • The altitude dial said that the water was three hundred feet beneath, and rapidly rising nearer.

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter

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