Definition of tampion in English:

tampion

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Pronunciation: /ˈtampɪən
 
/
(also tompion)

noun

  • 1A wooden stopper for the muzzle of a gun.
    More 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from French tampon 'tampon'.

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