Tamping
Tamping Tamp"ing, n. 1. The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the rock or exploding the mine. [1913 Webster]

2. The material used in tamping. See {Tamp}, v. t., 1. [1913 Webster]

{Tamping iron}, an iron rod for beating down the earthy substance in tamping for blasting. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tamping — Tamping, Handelsgewicht für rohen Sago auf Borneo = 24,13 g …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • tamping — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of tamp (I) 1. : the act or an instance of tamping; specifically : the act of filling up a hole preparatory to blasting …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tamping — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tamping — tæmp v. pack down tightly; plug a drilled hole with dirt or other material (in blasting) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tamping —    Consolidating a fibrous or granular material such as resin soaked glass fiber, concrete or damp sand by pressing or packing it into shape in a mold …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • tamping — Pressing or pounding upon material put in as filling to give it solidity. Leo F. Piazza Paving Co. v Bebeck & Brkich, 141 Cal App 2d 226, 296 P2d 368, 369, footnote …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Tamping iron — Tamping Tamp ing, n. 1. The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the rock or exploding the mine. [1913 Webster] 2. The material used in tamping. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tamping bar — noun a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.) • Syn: ↑tamp, ↑tamper • Derivationally related forms: ↑tamp (for: ↑tamper), ↑tamp ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • tamping pick — noun : a pick built with a wide flat head on one end for driving ballast under railroad ties …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ballast tamper — A ballast tamper or tamping machine is a machine used to pack (or tamp) the track ballast under railway tracks to make the tracks more durable. Prior to the introduction of mechanical tampers, this task was done by manual labour with the help of… …   Wikipedia

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