noun Unabridged
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tampion or tompion (ˈtæmpɪən)
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
[C15: from French: tampon]

tompion (ˈtɒmpɪən)
a variant of tampion

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Example sentences
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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