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tr.v. tamped, tamp·ing, tamps
1. To pack down tightly by a succession of blows or taps.
2. To pack clay, sand, or dirt into (a drill hole) above an explosive.
[Perhaps back-formation from tampin, variant of tampion.]
1. to force or pack down firmly by repeated blows
2. (Mining & Quarrying) to pack sand, earth, etc into (a drill hole) over an explosive
[C17: probably a back formation from tampin (obsolete variant of tampion), which was taken as being a present participle tamping]
1. (tr) to bounce (a ball)
2. (usually foll by: down) to pour with rain
[probably special use of tamp1]
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.
[1810–20; perhaps alter. of tampion]
Past participle: tamped
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|Noun||1.||tamp - a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)|
stemmer - a miner's tamping bar for ramming packing in over a blasting charge
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
|Verb||1.||tamp - press down tightly; "tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"|