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Probably related to French tamponner (to plug or stop). See tampion.

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tamp (third-person singular simple present tamps, present participle tamping, simple past and past participle tamped)

  1. (blasting) to plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected.
  2. To drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.

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tamp c

  1. The end, or end piece, of a rope