Definition of Ticker

1. Noun. The hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body. "He stood still, his heart thumping wildly"




2. Noun. A small portable timepiece.

3. Noun. A character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tape.

Definition of Ticker

1. n. One who, or that which, ticks, or produces a ticking sound, as a watch or clock, a telegraphic sounder, etc.

2. n. A telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off stock quotations (stock ticker) and other news on a paper ribbon or "tape."

Definition of Ticker

1. Noun. A measuring or reporting device, particularly one which makes a ticking sound as the measured events occur. ¹

2. Noun. A stock ticker. ¹

3. Noun. A news ticker. ¹

4. Noun. (context: colloquial) The heart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ticker

1. one that ticks [n -S] - See also: ticks

Medical Definition of Ticker

1. One who, or that which, ticks, or produces a ticking sound, as a watch or clock, a telegraphic sounder, etc. 2. The heart. [Colloq] 3. (a) A stock ticker. (b) A news ticker, similar to a stock ticker, but used for printing news transmitted by wire. Ticker tape Tape from or designed to be used in a stock ticker, usu. Of paper and being narrow but long. Stock ticker, an electro-mechanical information receiving device connected by telegraphic wire to a stock exchange, and which prints out the latest transactions or news on stock exchanges, commonly found in the offices of stock brokers. By 1980 largely superseded by electronic stock quotation devices. Ticker tape parade A parade to honor a person, held in New York City, during which people in the tall buildings of Manhattan throw large quantities of paper, confetti, paper ribbons, or the like onto the parading group. The name comes form the ticker tape originally thrown onto the parade when it passed stockbrokers' offices in lower Manhattan, before stock tickers became obsolete. See: Tick. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ticker

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tick tock
tick toxicoses
tick trefoil
tick typhus
tickable
tickbite
tickborne
tickbox
tickboxes
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ticked off
tickee
ticken
tickens
ticker (current term)
ticker tape
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ticket
ticket-collector
ticket-holder
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ticket-inspector
ticket-of-leave
ticket agent
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ticket booth
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Literary usage of Ticker

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1. Wireless Telegraphy by Jonathan Adolf Wilhelm Zenneck (1915)
"Construction of Interrupter for ticker Method.β€”The construction of a good practical interrupter for use in the ticker systems, is not so simple as might at ..."

2. Telegraph Engineering: A Manual for Practicing Telegraph Engineers and by Erich Hausmann (1915)
"ticker Telegraphs. β€” A ticker telegraph system comprises a transmitter and a number ... The various ticker systems for the dissemination of news and stock ..."

3. Telegraph Engineering: A Manual for Practicing Telegraph Engineers and by Erich Hausmann (1915)
"ticker Telegraphs. β€” A ticker telegraph system comprises a transmitter and a number ... The various ticker systems for the dissemination of news and stock ..."

4. Telegraph Engineering: A Manual for Practicing Telegraph Engineers and by Erich Hausmann (1922)
"ticker Telegraphs. β€” A ticker telegraph system comprises a transmitter and a number ... The various ticker systems for the dissemination of news and stock ..."

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