tampion

noun
tam·​pi·​on | \ ˈtam-pē-ən How to pronounce tampion (audio) , ˈtäm- \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈtäm-​pē-​ən How to pronounce tompion (audio) \

Definition of tampion

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

First Known Use of tampion

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tampion

obsolete tampion, tampin plug — more at tamp

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The first known use of tampion was circa 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Tampion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tampion. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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