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tampion Line breaks: tam|pion
Pronunciation: /ˈtampɪən/
(also tompion)

Definition of tampion in English:


1A wooden stopper for the muzzle of a gun.
Example sentences
  • In this case it was the seaman responsible for opening the tampion who had forgotten to do his job.
  • All that remains is the ship's bell, the wheel and some of the tompions that protected the barrels of her guns.
  • The sale will include 19 ship's bells and 22 ship's name boards, together with a small number of items such as tampions and honours boards.
2A plug for the top of an organ pipe.


Late Middle English: from French tampon 'tampon'.

Words that rhyme with tampion

Campion, champion, Grampian, rampion
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