What does tampion mean?

Definitions for tampionˈtæm pi ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tampion, tompion(noun)

    plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture


  1. tampion(Noun)

    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.

  2. tampion(Noun)

    A plug for the upper end of an organ pipe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tampion(noun)

    a wooden stopper, or plug, as for a cannon or other piece of ordnance, when not in use

  2. Tampion(noun)

    a plug for upper end of an organ pipe


  1. Tampion

    A tampion is a wooden plug, or a metal, canvas, rubber or plastic cover, for the muzzle of a gun. They can be found on both land based artillery and naval guns. Naval tampions have developed into works of art. Although the cannons of ships of the line were protected as they were retracted inside the ships, many smaller vessels had exposed gundecks which required a plug to protect inside of the barrels. Later, the invention of mobile gun turrets meant that all guns were constantly exposed to water. Hence, when not in use, naval guns were protected by wooden, and later rubber muzzle plugs. Typically, rubber and plastic tampions can be shot through in case of an emergency. Plastic tampions are normally designed to be expelled by the build-up of pressure in the barrel as the first shell is fired. Over time, tampions were embossed or engraved with the arms of the unit, and they became collector's items. Nowadays, even warships that typically would not carry heavy guns, such as submarines, have their own badges in the shape of a tampion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tampion

    tamp′i-un, n. the stopper used to close the mouth of a cannon or mortar.—Also Tom′pion. [O. Fr. tampon, tapontape, a tap—Dut. tap, a bung.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tampion in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tampion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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