Definitions for: Tamp

[n] a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
[v] press down tightly; "tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tamp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tamped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Tamping.] [Cf. F. tamponner to plug or stop. See
1. 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.

2. To drive in or down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to
tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.

Synonyms: pack, tamp down, tamper

See Also: compact, compress, pack together, tool

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