tikker

noun
tik·​ker
variants: or ticker \ ˈtikə(r) How to pronounce tikker (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of tikker

: a form of interrupter used in the early days of radio as a detector of continuous waves consisting of a rapidly rotating wheel and a fine wire brush with the current made and broken by momentary contacts between the brush and a continuous strip of conducting material in the rim of the wheel

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History and Etymology for tikker

tikker alteration of ticker entry 1

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“Tikker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tikker. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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