Tappoon
Tappoon Tap*poon", n. [Sp. tamp['o]n a stopper.] (Irrigation) A piece of wood or sheet metal fitted into a ditch to dam up the water so as to overflow a field. [U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • tappoon — tap·poon …   English syllables

  • tappoon — taˈpün noun ( s) Etymology: Spanish tapón stopper, from tapar to stop up more at tapa : a piece of wood or sheet metal fitted into a ditch to dam up the water so as to overflow a field …   Useful english dictionary

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