return ticket

  1. a ticket for the return portion of a trip.

  2. Chiefly British. a round-trip ticket.

Origin of return ticket

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby return ticket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use return ticket in a sentence

  • She had told him that she had taken a return ticket; already he seemed to hear the whistle of the train by which it was available.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • It was a return-ticket, first class, for which he paid the sum of one pound four shillings.

  • After a while he went back into the hall and took a first-class return ticket, not for Birmingham, but for the Tenway Junction.

    The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
  • The next time, I might very probably fail to get my return ticket after my visit to Hades.

    A Mortal Antipathy | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

British Dictionary definitions for return ticket

return ticket

  1. British a ticket entitling a passenger to travel to his destination and back again: US and Canadian equivalent: round-trip ticket

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