tompion

[tom-pee-uhn]
noun
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tampion or tompion (ˈtæmpɪən)
 
n
a plug placed in a gun's muzzle when the gun is not in use to keep out moisture and dust
 
[C15: from French: tampon]
 
tompion or tompion
 
n
 
[C15: from French: tampon]

tompion (ˈtɒmpɪən)
 
n
a variant of tampion

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The bore of the barrel will at all times, except in exercise, be secured against the weather by means of a tompion.
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