Altitude dial

an adjustable sundial utilizing the altitude of the sun, at a given latitude and time of year, as a means of telling the time.
Historical Examples

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

The altitude dial’s pointer reached for one thousand and slid past.
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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