Tamp meaning

tămp
To pack down tightly by a succession of blows or taps.
verb
1
0
To pack clay, sand, or dirt into (a drill hole) above an explosive.
verb
0
0
In blasting, to pack clay, sand, etc. around the charge in (the drill hole)
verb
0
0
To pack more tightly or make more compact by a series of blows or taps.

To tamp down the soil around the plants.

verb
0
0
To drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
(blasting) To plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected.
verb
0
1

Origin of tamp

  • Perhaps back-formation from tampin variant of tampion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably related to French tamponner (“to plug or stop"). See tampion.

    From Wiktionary