tick·​er | \ ˈti-kər How to pronounce ticker (audio) \

Definition of ticker

: something that ticks or produces a ticking sound: such as
a : watch
b(1) : a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off information (such 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 screen
c slang : heart

Examples of ticker in a Sentence

The news came over the ticker. Exercise is good for your ticker.
Recent Examples on the Web One of Nuance’s first customers under Croen’s leadership was the brokerage Charles Schwab, which enabled its customers to call up a phone number, say a ticker symbol or mutual fund name, and get an instant quote. BostonGlobe.com, "After the Nuance deal, what’s next for voice recognition tech?," 14 Apr. 2021 As an illustration of how complicated this can be, take the First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (ticker: FAN). Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, "Your retirement account can also help protect the planet," 31 Dec. 2020 While Apache now operates as a subsidiary under the new name, the ticker remains the same. Gurufocus, Forbes, "Dodge & Cox Continues To Cap APA," 16 Apr. 2021 Hallmark Financial sells, underwrites and services a diverse insurance products portfolio through six subsidiaries and trades on Nasdaq under the HALL ticker. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, "Dallas insurer to sell non-controlling stake in its specialty commercial business through IPO," 13 Apr. 2021 When the ticker hit 11.61 inHg—the equivalent of 24,000 feet above sea level—the drone went into a death wobble and flipped upside down. Mark Synnott, Wired, "Here’s What It Takes to Fly a Drone on Mount Everest," 13 Apr. 2021 Coinbase will finally go public on April 14th, trading on the NASDAQ under the COIN ticker. Chris Smith, BGR, "Coinbase is finally going public, but it’s taking an unusual route," 2 Apr. 2021 And what's up with the Bally Sports North score ticker? Howard Sinker, Star Tribune, "Paige Bueckers, superstar; Twins opener, meltdown," 2 Apr. 2021 Trading volumes of American depositary receipts that track VW’s ordinary shares (VWAGY) have surged, as have Google search volumes for the VWAGY ticker. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Don’t Buy the Wrong Volkswagen," 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of ticker

1821, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2021

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“Ticker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticker. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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

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