news ticker

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news ticker ‎(plural news tickers)

  1. A device, used primarily in the 20th century, which printed out incoming news stories on paper tape.
    • 1929, Alliston Cragg, Understanding the stock market: a handbook for the investor:
      Supplementing the quotation tickers are the news tickers. These operate on the same principle as the former, but print current news having stock market value on a band of paper about six inches wide.
  2. Any device for displaying incoming news stories.
    My new cell phone has a news ticker feature.
  3. A line of text of latest news, that moves across the lower part of a television screen or monitor.


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