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tampion

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noun tam·pi·on \ˈtam-pē-ən, ˈtäm-\

Definition of tampion

  1. :  a wooden plug or a metal or canvas cover for the muzzle of a gun



Variants of tampion

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tompion

play \ˈtäm-pē-ən\

Origin and Etymology of tampion

obsolete tampion, tampin plug — more at tamp


First Known Use: circa 1625


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