speed dial

  1. a telephone feature by which telephone numbers can be stored in memory and rapidly dialed by pressing an assigned button.

Origin of speed dial

First recorded in 1980–85

Words Nearby speed dial

Other definitions for speed-dial (2 of 2)

[ speed-dahy-uhl, -dahyl ]

verb (used with object),speed-dialed, speed-dial·ing or (especially British) speed-dialled, speed-dial·ling.
  1. to dial (a telephone number) using speed dial.

Origin of speed-dial

First recorded in 1980–85

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How to use speed dial in a sentence

  • I had nothing to do other than to give occasional attention to the revolution counter, altimetre, and speed-dial.

    High Adventure | James Norman Hall
  • It was now nearly 23 dial, and Cobb arose, and consulted the speed dial of the Orion.

    A. D. 2000 | Alvarado M. Fuller
  • He raced back to the control panel, snapped a glance at the speed dial.

    Empire | Clifford Donald Simak