Tamped
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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