tampion

noun
tam·pi·on | \ ˈtam-pē-ən , ˈtäm- \
variants: or less commonly \ˈtäm-pē-ən \

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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