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.

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Stock movements noted by ticker reflect movements during regular trading hours; premarket trading is specified separately. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Stocks to Watch: Blackstone, Alcoa, Atlassian, Sleep Number, Pier 1 Imports, Ally Financial, SunTrust Banks, BB&T, Honeywell International," 18 Apr. 2019 Just 137 yards on the scorecard — a simple shot requiring a pitching wedge or 9-iron for most — the hole still gets the ticker thumping and the mind racing. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Make or break 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass brings fear, adrenaline for players, caddies," 9 May 2018 Under the terms of the deal, Dell will offer either $109 a share in cash or 1.3665 shares of newly issued Class C stock in itself for each share of the tracking stock, known by its ticker, DVMT. New York Times, "Dell to Return to Public Markets With Tracking Stock," 2 July 2018 In the two previous rounds, his ticker sunk as both his tee shots found watery graves in Rae’s Creek fronting the green. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods expected more of himself this Masters, but the magic isn't there," 7 Apr. 2018 Stock movements noted by ticker reflect movements during regular trading hours; premarket trading is specified separately. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Stocks to Watch: GE, Facebook, Twitter, Boeing, Intel, P&G, Intuit," 25 Feb. 2019 The new/old name will go into effect on Tuesday when the company’s stock ticker on the Nasdaq exchange will change to TPCO from TRNC. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Facebook employees are outraged by a top exec’s public show of support for Brett Kavanaugh," 5 Oct. 2018 Trump's new economic guru: That guy from the channel with the stock tickerAfter President Trump debuted tariffs that proved unpopular even among Republicans, his chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, dropped him. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "OnPolitics Today: America's future walks out," 14 Mar. 2018 Shares in the tracking stock, whose ticker is DVMT, have jumped about 12% since markets closed Friday, while VMware shares have risen about 9%. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "Carl Icahn Unlikely to Push Dell for a Better Deal," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of ticker

1821, in the meaning defined above

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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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