What does the word dial mean?

Usage examples for dial

  1. The hour will sound at last- let us not waste our time in seeking it on the dial of life." – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  2. The exterior- pressure needle moved halfway across the dial. – Sand Doom by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  3. I- he had reached the other side of the room now- and with a quick, sudden movement jerked his hand to the dial of the safe that stood against the wall. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard