Definition of ticker
: something that ticks or produces a ticking sound: such asa : watchb (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 screenc slang : heart
Examples of ticker in a Sentence
The news came over the ticker.
Exercise is good for your ticker.
Recent Examples of ticker from the Web
Those gains brought the fund known by its ticker, GBTC, to trade at more than twice its net asset value, the highest premium ever.
He was endorsed by the National Organization for Women; held a ticker-tape parade for the United States women’s soccer squad, the city’s first for a women’s team; and won points for placing many women in high-level positions.
Gamestop shares (ticker: GME) were off $1.88 a share, or nearly 8 percent, to $21.74 on Friday afternoon.
The ticker doesn’t sound so different from graphics the networks run at the bottom of the TV screen to promote other shows.
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First Known Use of ticker
TICKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ticker for English Language Learners
: 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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