Tompion Tom"pi*on, n. [See {Tampios}] 1. A stopper of a cannon or a musket. See {Tampion}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) A plug in a flute or an organ pipe, to modulate the tone. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

3. The iron bottom to which grapeshot are fixed. [1913 Webster]

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