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- noun a person who collects the tickets of
patronsentering a cinema, theatreetc so that they can not be used again
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As the section comes to an end, we are introduced to other characters who will make subsequent re-appearances: the engineer, the conductor, the ticket-collector, an attractive woman with "tanned thighs."
Experimental Fiction 2010
"The World Trade Center's on fire," announced a ticket-collector in a scratchy PA announcement.
Two with a literary ticket-collector in the chill and dismal recesses of a Harlem subway station.
The ticket-collector saluted Jimmy; he was an old man:
An old ticket-collector came to ask for our tickets.
The attendant, booking clerk, ticket-collector, porter and station-master are probably all one man.
Where Eagles Dare MacLean, Alistair, 1922- 1967
"Where's Fatty?" said Daisy, as the crowd of passengers came up to the door where the ticket-collector stood.
The Mystery of Holly Lane Blyton, Enid, 1898?-1968 1953
From the train I was intensely gratified to see the clerk come out of his office and start gossiping with the ticket-collector, evidently about me.
Marazan Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960 1951
I have never seen a face so lacking in that gracious trustfulness which is at once the pride and the adornment of the normal ticket-collector.
"Then you'd better explain to the ticket-collector."