Tampion definition

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A plug or cover for the muzzle of a cannon or gun to keep out dust and moisture.
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A plug or stopper put in the muzzle of a gun not in use.
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A wooden plug, or a metal or canvas cover for the muzzle of a gun, a cannon or other piece of ordnance when not in use; a stopper; a bung.
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(music) A plug for the upper end of an organ pipe.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of tampion - tampeon, tompion

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tampion
Plural:
tampions

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