ticker tape parade
ticker tape parade icker tape parade A parade to honor a person or persons, held in New York City, during which people in the tall buildings of Manhattan throw large quantities of paper, confetti, paper ribbons, or the like onto the parading group. The name comes form the ticker tape originally thrown onto the parade when it passed stockbrokers' offices in lower Manhattan, before stock tickers became obsolete; in subsequent years other types of waste paper were used to serve the honorary function, as well as paper tape distributed specifically for the purpose of being thrown in such a parade. [PJC]

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  • ticker-tape parade — /tik euhr tayp / a parade honoring a visiting dignitary, hero, or the like in which confetti, shredded newspapers, or the like are showered into the streets from buildings along the parade route. [fr. the former practice of usiing ticker tapes] * …   Useful english dictionary

  • ticker tape parade — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ticker tape parade : singular ticker tape parade plural ticker tape parades an occasion when people in a US city throw paper from the windows of high buildings to welcome an important person …   English dictionary

  • ticker tape parade — noun A ceremony in which a person or persons are honored by being showered with ticker tape while parading through the streets of a city (generally Manhattan). The astronauts were honored with a ticker tape parade when they returned to Earth …   Wiktionary

  • ticker tape parade — ticker tape pa,rade noun count an occasion when people in a U.S. city throw paper from the windows of high buildings to welcome an important person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ticker-tape parade — tick′er tape parade n. a parade in which a celebrity is showered with confetti (formerly with ticker tape) thrown into the streets from buildings along the parade route • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Ticker tape — was used by ticker tape machines , the Ticker tape timer, stock ticker machines , or just stock tickers . History The term ticker tape came from the sound made by the machine as it printed, and tape simply refers to the machines using a paper… …   Wikipedia

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