Tamp Definition

tamped, tamping, tamps
tamped, tamping, tamps
In blasting, to pack clay, sand, etc. around the charge in (the drill hole)
Webster's New World
To pack more tightly or make more compact by a series of blows or taps.
To tamp down the soil around the plants.
Webster's New World

Origin of Tamp

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps back-formation from tampin variant of tampion

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

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