n.1.A shred; a fragment; a strip of wood.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"Cast on another culpon, John, and stir the broth with thy sword-sheath," growled Johnston, looking anxiously for the twentieth time at the reeking pot.
At the same time the Udmurts borrowed Culpon from the Tatars (Mandoki 1963:530).