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 for ticker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ticker \Tick"er\ (t[i^]k"[~e]r), n. [See Tick.]
     1. One who, or that which, ticks, or produces a ticking
        sound, as a watch or clock, a telegraphic sounder, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically
        prints off stock quotations ({stock ticker), market
        report, or other news on a paper ribbon or "tape."
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     3. an electronic instrument receiving information by
        transmision from a remote source and displaying it in
        readable fashion, not necessarily on paper tape (e.g. on a
        video display terminal or moving ribbon of electronically
        controlled lights).
        [PJC]
  
     4. The heart. [Colloq.]
        [PJC]
  
     Ticker tape Tape from or designed to be used in a stock
        ticker, usu. of paper and being narrow but long.
  
     Stock ticker, an electro-mechanical information receiving
        device connected by telegraphic wire to a stock exchange,
        and which prints out the latest transactions or news on
        stock exchanges, commonly found in the offices of stock
        brokers. By 1980 such devices were largely superseded by
        electronic stock quotation devices.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ticker
      n 1: 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 heart thumping
           wildly" [syn: heart, pump, ticker]
      2: a small portable timepiece [syn: watch, ticker]
      3: a character printer that automatically prints stock
         quotations on ticker tape [syn: ticker, stock ticker]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "ticker":
     American Stock Exchange, Amex, Big Ben, TelAutography, Teletype,
     Teletype network, Teletyping, Wall Street, abdomen, anus, appendix,
     blind gut, board, bourse, bowels, brain, cecum, chronometer, clock,
     clock movement, clockworks, closed-circuit telegraphy, code, colon,
     commodity exchange, corn pit, curb, curb exchange, curb market,
     duodenum, duplex telegraphy, electricity, endocardium, entrails,
     exchange, exchange floor, facsimile telegraph, foregut, giblets,
     gizzard, guts, heart, hindgut, horologe, horologium, innards,
     inner mechanism, insides, internals, interrupter, intestine,
     inwards, jejunum, key, kidney, kishkes, large intestine, liver,
     liver and lights, lung, midgut, multiplex telegraphy, news ticker,
     outside market, over-the-counter market, perineum, pit, pump,
     pylorus, quadruplex telegraphy, quotation board,
     railroad telegraphy, receiver, rectum, sender, simplex telegraphy,
     single-current telegraphy, small intestine, sounder, spleen,
     stock exchange, stock market, stock ticker, stomach,
     submarine telegraphy, telegraphics, telegraphy, telephone market,
     teleprinter, teletypewriter, teletypewriting, telex, the Big Board,
     the Exchange, third market, ticker tape, timekeeper, timepiece,
     timer, transmitter, tripes, turnip, typotelegraph, typotelegraphy,
     vermiform appendix, viscera, vitals, watch, watchworks, wheat pit,
     wire service, works
  
  

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