tam·​pi·​on ˈtam-pē-ən How to pronounce tampion (audio)
variants or less commonly tompion
: a wooden plug or a metal or canvas cover for the muzzle of a gun

Word History


obsolete tampion, tampin plug — more at tamp

First Known Use

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 19 May. 2024.

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