(usually uncountable, plural ticker tapes)
- (trading, finance) Paper tape on which a stock ticker, news ticker or similar device would print incoming information.
- (by extension) Any device used for displaying usually sideways scrolling news or updates.
ticker tape - Investment & Finance Definition
A system that displays stock symbols, prices, and volume information in a scrolling manner and is displayed in brokerage offices or in other public places. It derives its name from the loud ticking noise that these machines made when they printed the price and volume information for the stocks in the days before computers.