tamp, tamper, tamping bar(verb)
a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
tamp down, tamp, pack(verb)
press down tightly
"tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"
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.
To drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.
Origin: Probably related to French tamponner. See tampion.
in 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
to drive in or down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place
A tamp is a device used to compact or flatten an aggregate or another powdered or granular material, typically to make it resistant to further compression or simply to increase its density.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tamp, v.t. to fill up, as a hole bored in a rock for blasting: to pack earth, &c., round, as a mine, to prevent an explosion in a wrong direction.—n. Tam′ping, the act of filling up a hole in a rock for blasting: the material used. [Tampion (q.v.).]
The numerical value of tamp in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of tamp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Clinton would like to go to the nominating convention with the wind at her back and tamp down the perception that she doesn’t excite Democrats.
We also believe that it's important for both, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israeli elected officials and President Abbas and other people in positions of power, to try to tamp down rhetoric that may feed violence or anger or misunderstanding and try to get all people in Israel and in the West Bank to recognize that this kind of random violence is not going to result in anything other than more hardship and more insecurity.
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