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
( 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. To
drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.
Derived terms Edit
to plug up with clay or other material
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The end, or end piece, of a