tamper

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Etymology 1[edit]

a railway ballast tamper

tamp +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

tamper ‎(plural tampers)

  1. A person or thing that tamps.
  2. A tool used to tamp something down, such as tobacco in a pipe.
  3. An envelope of neutron-reflecting material in a nuclear weapon, used to delay the expansion of the reacting material and thus produce a longer-lasting and more energetic explosion.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French temprer ‎(to temper, mix, meddle)

Verb[edit]

tamper ‎(third-person singular simple present tampers, present participle tampering, simple past and past participle tampered)

  1. (intransitive) To alter by making unauthorized changes; to meddle.
  2. (in professional sports) To discuss future contracts against league rules with a player.
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