ticker

noun tick·er \ ˈti-kər \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

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

  1. The news came over the ticker.

  2. Exercise is good for your ticker.

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First Known Use of ticker

1821


TICKER Defined for English Language Learners

ticker

noun

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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