Definitions for tickerˈtɪk ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a telegraphic instrument that automatically prints stock prices, market reports, etc., on a paper tape.
Category: Telegraphy and Telephony
one that ticks.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Slang. a watch. the heart.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of ticker:
heart, pump, ticker(noun)
the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
"he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
a small portable timepiece
ticker, stock ticker(noun)
a character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tape
A measuring or reporting device, particularly one which makes a ticking sound as the measured events occur.
The ticker was showing an increased rate of flow.
A stock ticker.
I checked the prices on the ticker one last time before placing the trade.
A news ticker.
To my surprise, the ticker showed that the deal had already gone through.
My ticker gave out and I had to go to the hospital for surgery.
one who, or that which, ticks, or produces a ticking sound, as a watch or clock, a telegraphic sounder, etc
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A colloquial name for a stock or market report automatic printing telegraph, which prints its quotations and messages on a long tape.