or di·rect di·al
[dih-rekt-dahy-uh l, -dahyl, dahy-]
- to make a telephone call outside the local area without the assistance of an operator.
- being a telephone or telephone system enabling long-distance calls to be direct-dialed.
- of or relating to direct dialing.
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Examples from the Web for direct-dial
The Queen sent her first email at an RAF base in 1976 and she made the first direct-dial trunk call from the UK in 1958.One Has Tweeted!
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Malone, realizing that with direct-dial phones Boyd had no idea where he was actually calling from, kept wisely quiet.Occasion for Disaster
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