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 (tăm′pē-ən) also tom·pi·on (tŏm′-)
A plug or cover for the muzzle of a cannon or gun to keep out dust and moisture.

[Middle English, from Old French tampon, variant of tapon, rag for stopping a hole, of Germanic origin.]
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(ˈtæmpɪən) or


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a plug placed in a gun's muzzle when the gun is not in use to keep out moisture and dust
[C15: from French: tampon]
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(ˈtæm pi ən)

a plug placed in the muzzle of a piece of ordnance to keep it free of moisture and dirt when not in use.
[1615–25; earlier, any type of plug or bung; late Middle English, variant of tampon < Middle French, alter. of Old French tapon, derivative of tape plug < Germanic. See tap2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tampion - plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisturetampion - plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
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Australians Adam Crawford, Geoff Drakeford, Richard Green and Andrew Tampion carded 69s, as did Japan's Achi Sato and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge.
(141) In Tampion v Anderson, the Supreme Court of Victoria explained that "a plaintiff plainly must not only show damage from the abuse; he must also show that he was the member of the public, or one of the members of the public, to whom the holder of the office owed a duty not to commit the particular abuse complained of".
Some of these cause poisoning due to their purgative or irritant properties as in certain species of the Cucurbitaceae, Convolvulaceae and Euphorbiaceae (Tampion, 1977; Nasir and Ali, 1970; Dymock et al., 1890-1893).
"I have a framed photograph of the ship, a presentation book on its history to 1960, and a decorative brass gun tampion (a wooden plug, or a metal, canvas, rubber or plastic cover, for the muzzle).
LEADERBOARD: 8 under - Matthew Zions (Aus), 1 under - Daniel Denison, Peter Gustafsson (Swe), Craig Lee, level - Jorge Campillo (Spa), Lorenzo Gagli (Ita), Anders Schmidt Hansen (Den), Andrea Perrino (Ita), Marco Ruiz (Par), Lee Slattery, Andrew Tampion (Aus).
In Australia, however, there is a troubling trickle of cases flowing from a Full Court decision of the Victorian Supreme Court in Tampion v Anderson ('Tampion'), (228) which said quite plainly that the misfeasance tortfeasor must have owed the plaintiff 'a duty not to commit the particular abuse complained of.' (229) That was one of the reasons for excluding a misfeasance claim against counsel assisting a Board of Inquiry and its chairperson, where the gist of the complaint was that the defendants had deliberately exceeded their terms of reference in eliciting evidence from persons other than the plaintiff.
136 - A Tampion (Aus) 66 70, E Tage Johansen (Nor) 65 71, R Green (Aus) 67 69, A Canizares (Spa) 69 67, B Dredge 67 69.
Another English representative, Richard Bland, was two back for a share of fifth with Andrew Tampion but Chris Wood - the highest ranked player in the field at 81st - was part of an 11-man group who went round in 69.
Another Englishman, Richard Bland, is two back for a share of fifth with Andrew Tampion but Chris Wood - the highest ranked player in the field at 81st - was part of an 11-man tie for 23rd having signed for 69.
Leading final round scores & totals in the European Challenge Tour Apulia San Domenico Grand Final, San Domenico Golf, Puglia, Italy (Par 71): 279 P Whiteford (Sco) 70 73 69 67 (P Whiteford won at the 3rd birdie at the 18th play-off hole), A Tampion (Aus) 70 66 75 68; 280 R Davies (Wal) 71 69 69 71; 282 F Andersson Hed (Swe) 72 73 68 69, A McArthur (Sco) 70 70 70 72; 283 A Kaleka (Fra) 70 69 73 71; 285 E Molinari (Ita) 74 71 69 71; 286 A Wagner (Arg) 74 72 69 71, G Boyd (Eng) 72 73 69 72, S Jeppesen (Swe) 72 71 71 72.
The Kirkcaldy ace holed an eight-foot birdie putt on the first play-off hole to pip Aussie Andrew Tampion to the pounds 46,600 top prize after they had tied on five-under 279.
276 Andrew Tampion (Aus) 75 63 65 73, Steve Webster 68 69 71 68, Sion Bebb 69 68 68 71