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 {Tamp}, v. t., 1. [1913 Webster]

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


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