ticker-tape machine

ticker-tape machine
ticker-tape machine UK US noun [C] (also ticker, tape machine) STOCK MARKET
a machine for printing stock market information on long, thin pieces of paper, used before computers to help investors make quick decisions

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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