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Webster Dictionary

  1. Tompion(noun)

    a stopper of a cannon or a musket. See Tampion

  2. Tompion(noun)

    a plug in a flute or an organ pipe, to modulate the tone

  3. Tompion(noun)

    the iron bottom to which grapeshot are fixed


  1. Tompion

    Tompion was an American Thoroughbred race horse owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. Immaculately bred, Tompion was the son of the Hall of Fame horse Tom Fool. His damsire was Count Fleet, the 1943 U.S. Triple Crown champion. Trained by Robert L. Wheeler, as a two-year-old, Tompion won the Hopeful Stakes, and placed in the Champagne Stakes, the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes, the Saratoga Special Stakes and the Sanford Stakes. He came third in the Garden State Stakes and the Haggin Stakes. Ridden by Willie Shoemaker, at age three Tompion won the Santa Anita Derby and the Blue Grass Stakes. The favorite going into the 1960 Kentucky Derby, the colt threw a shoe and finished fourth behind winner Venetian Way and runners-up Bally Ache and Victoria Park. After losing the shoe, Tompion's hoof was injured by one of the nails and as a result he missed the Preakness Stakes but still went into the Belmont Stakes as the betting favorite. After a head-to-head duel with Derby winner Venetian Way, he tired in the longer 1½ mile race and finished fourth to winner Celtic Ash. That year Tompion went on to win the Travers Stakes, Bernard Baruch Handicap and Malibu Stakes. He placed in the Jersey Derby, the Lawrence Realization Stakes, and the Leonard Richards Stakes. In the San Miguel Stakes he came home third.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tompion

    tom′pi-on, n. the inking-pad of the lithographic printer.—Also Tom′pon. [Tampion.]

  2. Tompion

    tom′pi-on, n. (obs.) a watch.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tompion

    A circular plug of wood, used to stop the muzzle of a gun, and thereby keep out the wet at sea. The tompions are carefully encircled with tallow or putty for the same purpose. Also, the stopper fitted to go between the powder and shell in a mortar. This name is often pronounced as well as written tompkin.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tompion

    The wooden plug placed in the mouth of a piece of ordnance to preserve it from dust and damp. In naval gunnery, the tampion is the wooden bottom for a charge of grape-shot.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tompion in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tompion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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