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tick·er

 (tĭk′ər)
n.
1.
a. A telegraphic instrument that receives news reports and prints them on paper tape.
b. Any of various devices that receive and display similar information, such as stock market quotations, electronically.
2. Slang A watch.
3. Slang The heart.

ticker

(ˈtɪkə)
n
1. slang
a. the heart
b. a watch
2. a person or thing that ticks
3. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange the US word for tape machine2

tick•er

(ˈtɪk ər)

n.
1. a telegraphic instrument that automatically prints stock prices, market reports, etc., on a paper tape.
2. one that ticks.
3. Slang.
a. a watch.
b. the heart.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ticker - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungsticker - 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"
internal organ, viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body
arteria coronaria, coronary artery - the artery that branches from the aorta to supply blood to the heart
athlete's heart - enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for endurance
biauriculate heart - a heart (as of mammals and birds and reptiles) having two auricles
cardiac muscle, heart muscle - the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction
cardiac valve, heart valve - a valve to control one-way flow of blood
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
2.ticker - a small portable timepieceticker - a small portable timepiece    
analog watch - a watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial
watch crystal, watch glass, crystal - a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
digital watch - a watch with a digital display
face - the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
hunting watch, hunter - a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
movement - the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
pendulum watch - (18th century) a watch with a balance wheel having a fake pendulum attached to it
pocket watch - a watch that is carried in a small watch pocket
stem-winder - a watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem
horologe, timepiece, timekeeper - a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
watch case - the metal case in which the works of a watch are housed
wrist watch, wristwatch - a watch that is worn strapped to the wrist
3.ticker - a character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tapeticker - a character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tape
character printer, character-at-a-time printer, serial printer - a printer that prints a single character at a time

ticker

noun
Slang. The circulatory organ of the body:
Translations

ticker

[ˈtɪkəʳ]
A. N (= watch) → reloj m; (= heart) → corazón m
B. CPD ticker tape Ncinta f de teletipo

ticker

[ˈtɪkər] npalpitant m ticker tape n
(carrying news)bande f de téléscripteur
(US) (in celebrations)serpentin m

ticker

n (inf)
(= heart)Pumpe f (inf)
(= watch)Zwiebel f (dated hum inf), → Wecker m (inf)

ticker

[ˈtɪkəʳ] n (fam) (watch) → orologio; (heart) → cuore m

ticker

n (fam, heart) corazón m
References in classic literature ?
Some of 'em are after me - and I've got hold of a ticker here.
While the megaphone barks at a famous hostelry, let me whisper you through the low-tuned cardiaphone to sit tight; for now things are about to happen, and the great city will close over them again as over a scrap of ticker tape floating down from the den of a Broad street bear.
Miss Crawley, I know, paid a hundred down for the chain and ticker.
QA What Websites do you recommend when looking for a company's stock ticker symbol when you only have the company name?
The Alliance for Downtown New York formally unveiled its Broadway Streetscape Program, which features significant improvements on this storied thoroughfare in Lower Manhattan south of Liberty Street, including lighting, sidewalk and street furniture improvements as well as the installation of sidewalk granite markers commemorating each of the 200 ticker tape parades that have taken place along this storied Canyon of Heroes.