1. [syn: tampion, tompion]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tampion \Tam"pi*on\, n. [F. tampon, tapon, tape, of Dutch or
German origin. See Tap a pipe or plug, and cf. Tamp,
Tampop, Tompion.] [Written also tampeon, and
1. A wooden stopper, or plug, as for a cannon or other piece
of ordnance, when not in use.
2. (Mus.) A plug for upper end of an organ pipe.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture
[syn: tampion, tompion]