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ticker tape

the ribbon of paper on which a ticker prints quotations or news.
Also called tape.
Origin of ticker tape
1900-05, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for ticker-tape

ticker tape

(stock exchange) a continuous paper ribbon on which a tape machine automatically prints current stock quotations
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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