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return ticket

noun
1.
a ticket for the return portion of a trip.
2.
Chiefly British. a round-trip ticket.
Origin of return ticket
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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Examples from the Web for return ticket
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  • It was running low again, but enough for a return ticket to Hilton.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • And has Merrihew told you to get a return ticket before you sail?

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • He did not seem to know which was the right end of his return ticket.

  • "Only one return ticket," he whispered as he approached the ticket office.

  • They float in from all quarters, some on ten-day excursions, and some with no return ticket.

    Odd Numbers

    Sewell Ford
  • I could have bought out the holdin's of the entire bunch for my return ticket.

British Dictionary definitions for return ticket

return ticket

noun
1.
(Brit) a ticket entitling a passenger to travel to his destination and back again US and Canadian equivalent round-trip ticket
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