- a recurring sound like the ticking of a clock
- a device for making a tapping sound on a windowpane or door as a prank: it consists typically of a weight hung next to the window, etc. and manipulated from a distance by a string
Origin: echoic redupl. of tick
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- A steady ticking sound, as of a clock.
- A prankster's device for tapping on a door or window from a distance.