- (historical) A telegraphic device for recording stock-market quotations, news from a wire service, etc. on a paper tape.
- (slang, former) A pocket watch.
The ticker was showing an increased rate of flow.
I checked the prices on the ticker one last time before placing the trade.
To my surprise, the ticker showed that the deal had already gone through.
My ticker gave out and I had to go to the hospital for surgery.