Meaning of tamp

tamp

Pronunciation: (tamp), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to force in or down by repeated, rather light, strokes: He tamped the tobacco in his pipe.
  2. (in blasting) to fill (a drilled hole) with earth or the like after the charge has been inserted.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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