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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In blasting, the act or operation of filling up a blast-hole above the charge.
  • noun In milit. mining, the operation of packing with earth, sand, etc., that part of a mine nearest to the charge, to increase its effectiveness in a given direction.
  • noun The material with which the hole made by the drill for blasting is filled after the introduction of the charge of powder or other explosive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the rock or exploding the mine.
  • noun The material used in tamping. See Tamp, v. t., 1.
  • noun an iron rod for beating down the earthy substance in tamping for blasting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of tamp.

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  • n. The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the rock or exploding the mine. See also stemming.

    July 7, 2015