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Tamped
Tampeon
Tamper
tamper with
Tampere
Tampered
tamperer
Tampering
tamperproof
Tampico
Tampico fiber
Tamping
tamping bar
Tamping iron
Tampoe
tampon
tamponade
tamponage
tamponage n. = TAMPONADE.
Tampoon
Tamtam
Tamul
Tamus
Tamus communis
Tamworth

Tampion definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TAM'PION
TAM'POE, n. A fruit of the East Indies, somewhat resembling an apple. It is eaten by the natives, and called sometimes mangoustan, though a different fruit and less agreeable to the taste.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture [syn: tampion, tompion]

Merriam Webster's

also tompion noun Etymology: obsolete tampion, tampin plug more at tamp Date: circa 1625 a wooden plug or a metal or canvas cover for the muzzle of a gun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also tompion) 1 a wooden stopper for the muzzle of a gun. 2 a plug e.g. for the top of an organ-pipe. Etymology: ME f. F tampon, nasalized var. of tapon, rel. to TAP(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tampion Tam"pi*on, n. [F. tampon, tapon, tape, of Dutch or German origin. See Tap a pipe or plug, and cf. Tamp, Tampop, Tompion.] [Written also tampeon, and tompion.] 1. A wooden stopper, or plug, as for a cannon or other piece of ordnance, when not in use. 2. (Mus.) A plug for upper end of an organ pipe.




 


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