ticker tape



the ribbon of paper on which a ticker prints quotations or news.

Nearby words

  1. tick-tack-toe,
  2. ticked,
  3. tickell,
  4. tickell, thomas,
  5. ticker,
  6. ticker-tape parade,
  7. ticket,
  8. ticket agency,
  9. ticket agent,
  10. ticket day

Origin of ticker tape

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

Also called tape.

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British Dictionary definitions for ticker tape

ticker tape


stock exchange a continuous paper ribbon on which a tape machine automatically prints current stock quotations
ticker-tape reception or ticker-tape parade (mainly in New York) the showering of the motorcade of a distinguished politician, visiting head of state, etc, with ticker tape as a sign of welcome
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