ticker

Definitions

Banking

  • noun a machine (operated by telegraph) which prints details of shares prices and transactions rapidly (formerly printed on paper tape called ‘ticker tape’, but is now shown online on computer terminals)

Media Studies

  • noun a service from news agencies in which a toolbar-sized scrolling band on a computer screen delivers constantly-updated headlines

Slang

  • noun one’s heart. Ticker was first slang for a clock or fob-watch then, by analogy, the heart.
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