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  • noun a person who collects the tickets of patrons entering a cinema, theatre etc 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.

    'It Was Like Swimming Through Black Smoke' 2007

  • Two with a literary ticket-collector in the chill and dismal recesses of a Harlem subway station.

    The Beautiful and Damned 2003

  • The ticket-collector saluted Jimmy; he was an old man:

    Dubliners 2003

  • An old ticket-collector came to ask for our tickets.

    Within a Budding Grove 2003

  • 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.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914 Various

  • "Then you'd better explain to the ticket-collector."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914 Various


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