Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A portable sundial of small size. See ring-dial.

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Examples

  • Look, who hasn't had a bad pocket-dial at some point that really damaged his, her, or its relationship?

    Five rejected applications to Obama's MTV town hall

  • I love the idea of a clamshell Blackberry so it doesn't pocket-dial like my current phone, but is it a good phone?

    Personal Tech Live with Rob Pegoraro

  • Add the increasingly common phenomenon of the accidental mobile phone call, known as a pocket-dial, to the ways in which technology is shrinking the world for military families.

    A Soldier Pocket-Dials His Family, During Battle - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The text posted with the audio on YouTube explains that the pocket-dial was most likely the result of the phone redialling the last number that Specialist Phillips had called:

    A Soldier Pocket-Dials His Family, During Battle - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • You also might not want to annoy the cops with your automated pocket-dial calls for emergency.

    Gizmodo

  • But it's a fun idea, and with a little know-how, you can set your phone to automatically "pocket-dial" pretty much any number you want in the event it's stolen.

    Gizmodo

  • But thankfully for Meckler, the "charge could carry prison time, but travelers who are arrested in such cases and appear to be trying to comply with the law typically pay fines," Top Stories Video: Italian PM's warning to Europe Top Stories Video: Thieves pocket-dial 911, leading to arrest The Christian Science Monitor: The Tim Tebow moment and other takeaways from last pre-Iowa GOP debate VIDEO

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  • Odd Video:Emory students learn Yiddish through song Odd Video:Thieves pocket-dial 911, leading to arrest Odd Video:Raw Video: Skating rink opens on Eiffel Tower 57 mins ago

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  • To those on the receiving end of the line, the silence can signify a prank, a pocket-dial or, just as easily, something haunting.

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  • I forgot most of that, though, when we got to Jason Segel's excellent scene of heartbreak and disappointment over his father's apparent pocket-dial of a last voicemail.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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