ticker tape

noun
the ribbon of paper on which a ticker prints quotations or news.
Also called tape.


Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

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ticker tape
 
n
1.  stock exchange a continuous paper ribbon on which a tape machine automatically prints current stock quotations
2.  ticker-tape reception, 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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Example sentences
The astronauts could come home to ticker tape parades.
Of course the party didn't stop after yesterday's ticker tape parade.
Ticker tape is no longer a commonly used format for information sharing.
It was an internal trading room with one ticker tape and no computers.
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