Cf. F. tamponner to plug or stop. See tampion.
tamp (imp. & p.p. tamped; p.pr. & vb.n. tamping.)
#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.
#To drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.
tamp c ( pl tampar, def sing tampen, def pl tamparna)
#The end, or end piece, of a rope