1. [ verb ] press down tightly
Synonyms: pack tamp_down

"tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"

Related terms: compress
2. [ noun ] a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
Synonyms: tamping_bar tamper
Related terms: tool stemmer tamp_down
Similar spelling:   Tampa