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Noun: ticker  ti-ku(r)
  1. [informal] 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 ticker thumping wildly";
    - heart, pump
  2. [informal] A small portable timepiece
    - watch
  3. A character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tape
    - stock ticker

Derived forms: tickers

Type of: character printer, character-at-a-time printer, horologe [archaic], internal organ, serial printer, timekeeper, timepiece, viscus

Part of: cardiovascular system, circulatory system

Encyclopedia: Ticker