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1. A wooden stopper, or plug, as for a cannon or other piece of ordnance, when not in use.

2. A plug for upper end of an organ pipe.

Origin: F. Tampon, tapon, tape, of Dutch or German origin. See Tap a pipe or plug, and cf. Tamp, Tampop, Tompion

Alternative forms: tampeon, and tompion.