Definitions for tamptæmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tamptæmp(v.t.)

  1. to force in or down by repeated, rather light, strokes:

    to tamp tobacco into a pipe.

  2. (in blasting) to fill (a drilled hole) with earth or the like after the charge has been inserted.

Origin of tamp:

1810–20; perh. alter. of tampion

tamp′er

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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.)

  2. tamp down, tamp, pack(verb)

    press down tightly

    "tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"

Wiktionary

  1. tamp(Verb)

    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.

  2. tamp(Verb)

    To drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.

  3. Origin: Probably related to French tamponner. See tampion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tamp(verb)

    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

  2. Tamp(verb)

    to drive in or down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place

Freebase

  1. Tamp

    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.

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