1. a ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ticket \Tick"et\, n. [F. ['e]tiquette a label, ticket, fr. OF.
estiquette, or OF. etiquet, estiquet; both of Teutonic
origin, and akin to E. stick. See Stick, n. & v., and cf.
Etiquette, Tick credit.]
A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a
notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.
(a) A little note or notice. [Obs. or Local]
He constantly read his lectures twice a week for
above forty years, giving notice of the time to his
auditors in a ticket on the school doors. --Fuller.
(b) A tradesman's bill or account. [Obs.]
Note: Hence the phrase on ticket, on account; whence, by
abbreviation, came the phrase on tick. See 1st Tick.
Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets
On ticket for his mistress. --J. Cotgrave.
(c) A certificate or token of right of admission to a place
of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance; as, a
theater ticket; a railroad or steamboat ticket.
(d) A label to show the character or price of goods.
(e) A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other
scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like.
(f) (Politics) A printed list of candidates to be voted for
at an election; a set of nominations by one party for
election; a ballot. [U. S.]
The old ticket forever! We have it by thirty-four
Scratched ticket, a ticket from which the names of one or
more of the candidates are scratched out.
Split ticket, a ticket representing different divisions of
a party, or containing candidates selected from two or
Straight ticket, a ticket containing the regular
nominations of a party, without change.
Ticket day (Com.), the day before the settling or pay day
on the stock exchange, when the names of the actual
purchasers are rendered in by one stockbroker to another.
Ticket of leave, a license or permit given to a convict, or
prisoner of the crown, to go at large, and to labor for
himself before the expiration of his sentence, subject to
certain specific conditions. [Eng.] --Simmonds.
Ticket porter, a licensed porter wearing a badge by which
he may be identified. [Eng.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates
of one party [ant: split ticket]