tamping

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

tamping

  1. present participle of tamp

Noun[edit]

tamping ‎(countable and uncountable, plural tampings)

  1. The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, with earth, sand, or similar material in order to contain and direct explosive force meant to blast the rock or collapse the mine.
  2. The material used in tamping.