Simple Definition of ticker
: a machine that receives and prints out stock prices and other news on long, thin pieces of paper
: a narrow area that shows information across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen
Full Definition of ticker
: something that ticks or produces a ticking sound: asa : watchb (1) : a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off information (as stock quotations or news) on a paper ribbon (2) : a graphic on which information is scrolled across the top or bottom of a television or computer screenc slang : heart
Examples of ticker in a sentence
The news came over the ticker.
Exercise is good for your ticker.
First Known Use of ticker
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