A plug or cover for the muzzle of a cannon or gun to keep out dust and moisture.
A plug or stopper put in the muzzle of a gun not in use.
(music) A plug for the upper end of an organ pipe.
Alternative Form of tampion - tampeon, tompion
Other Word Forms
Origin of tampion
- Middle English from Old French tampon variant of tapon rag for stopping a hole of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition