Definition of Tamping

1. n. The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the rock or exploding the mine.



Definition of Tamping

1. Verb. (present participle of tamp) ¹

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Definition of Tamping

1. tamp [v] - See also: tamp

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tamping

tampala
tampalas
tampan
tampans
tamped
tampeon
tampeons
tamper
tampered
tamperer
tamperers
tampering
tamperproof
tampers
tampicolic acid
tamping (current term)
tamping bar
tamping iron
tampings
tampion
tampions
tampoe
tampoes
tamponade
tamponades
tamponage
tamponed
tamponing

Literary usage of Tamping

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1884)
"The common method of tamping is certainly very dangerous when there is a percussion cap in ... With proper attention the tamping would set in a few minutes, ..."

2. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"A consistency that requires tamping to make the concrete quake is usually better, stronger, and more impervious than the above consistency, ..."

3. Earthwork and Its Cost: A Handbook of Earth Excavation by Halbert Powers Gillette (1920)
"This backfilling cost $1.80, or 28 ct. per cubic yard, and this ratio of tampers to shovelers insures good tamping. The hand tamping cost in this instance ..."

4. Earthwork and Its Cost: A Handbook of Earth Excavation by Halbert Powers Gillette (1920)
"Comparative teats of liand tamping and machine tamping have shown that the cost of the latter is about one-third the former, and, at the same time, ..."

5. Index of Mining Engineering Literature: Comprising an Index of Mining by Walter Richard Crane (1912)
"tamping and tamping Materials tamping DYNAMITE CHARGES. E. & MJ, vol. 85, p. 640. J column. ... I. tamping IN BLASTING. E. & MJ, vol. 87, p. 225. Ц columns. ..."

6. Manual of the American Railway Engineering Association by American Railway Engineering Association (1911)
"If possible, tamp the end of the tie outside of rail first and let train pass over before tamping inside of rail; give special attention to tamping under ..."

7. Notes on Track: Construction and Maintenance by Walter Mason Camp (1904)
"The knack of working a tamping bar with ease and effect is to let it swing ... The practice of holding a tamping bar in front of the chest and striking with ..."

8. Notes on Track: Construction and Maintenance by Walter Mason Camp (1904)
"The knack of working a tamping bar with ease and effect is to let it swing ... The practice of holding a tamping bar in front of the chest and striking with ..."

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