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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tamp \Tamp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tamped; p. pr. & vb. n. Tamping.] [Cf. F. tamponner to plug or stop. See Tampion.] 1. In blasting, to plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive in or down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place. [1913 Webster]