Tamp"er (?), n.

1.

One who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is placed.

2.

An instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron.

 

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Tam"per (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tampered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tampering.] [A corruption of temper.]

1.

To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease.

'T is dangerous tampering with a muse. Roscommon.

2.

To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing.

3.

To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery.

Others tampered For Fleetwood, Desborough, and Lambert. Hudibras.

 

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