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ticker tape

noun
1.
the ribbon of paper on which a ticker prints quotations or news.
Also called tape.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism
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Examples from the web for ticker tape
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for ticker tape

ticker tape

noun
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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