- the ribbon of paper on which a ticker prints quotations or news.
Origin of ticker tape
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
Also called tape.
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Examples from the Web for ticker tape
We certainly should not hold a ticker-tape parade for anybody else before then, no matter who wins what championship.
But that is not the same as a ticker-tape parade offering thanks specifically to those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
He is one of those born newspaper men who could not live out of sight of the ticker-tape, and the copy-hook and the proof-sheet.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed
- 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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