tappoon

noun
tap·​poon | \ taˈpün \
plural -s

Definition of tappoon

: a piece of wood or sheet metal fitted into a ditch to dam up the water so as to overflow a field

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History and Etymology for tappoon

Spanish tapón stopper, from tapar to stop up

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“Tappoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tappoon. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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