tompion [täm′pē ən]
var. of TAMPION

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  • Tompion — Tom pi*on, n. [See {Tampios}] 1. A stopper of a cannon or a musket. See {Tampion}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A plug in a flute or an organ pipe, to modulate the tone. Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. The iron bottom to which grapeshot are fixed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tompion — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Tompion caption = sire = Tom Fool grandsire = Menow dam = Sunlight damsire = Count Fleet sex = Stallion foaled = 1957 country = United States flagicon|USA colour = Brown breeder = Cornelius Vanderbilt… …   Wikipedia

  • Tompion — Thomas Tompion (1638–1713) Thomas Tompion (* 1638 in Northill, Bedfordshire; † 20. November 1713 in London) war ein vom englischen Königshof geschätzter und von seinen Kollegen hoch geachteter englischer Uhrmacher. Tompion, der sehr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tompion — Recorded in several spellings including Tampen, Tampion, Tampin, Temping, Tompion, and others, this is an unusual surname. Like Tamlin and Tamplin, it is a diminutive of the Middle English and Scottish personal name Tam or Tom or Thom, the… …   Surnames reference

  • tompion — Tampion Tam pi*on, n. [F. tampon, tapon, tape, of Dutch or German origin. See {Tap} a pipe or plug, and cf. {Tamp}, {Tampop}, {Tompion}.] [Written also {tampeon}, and {tompion}.] 1. A wooden stopper, or plug, as for a cannon or other piece of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tompion, Thomas — (baptized July 25, 1639, Northill, Bedfordshire, Eng. died Nov. 20, 1713, London) British clockmaker. Working closely with Robert Hooke and Edward Barlow, he made one of the first English watches with a balance spring and patented the cylinder… …   Universalium

  • tompion — variant of tampion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tompion — /tom pee euhn/, n. tampion. * * * …   Universalium

  • tompion — [ tɒmpɪən] noun variant spelling of tampion …   English new terms dictionary

  • tompion — /ˈtɒmpiən/ (say tompeeuhn) noun → tampion …  

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