tappoon

tappoon
\\taˈpün\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Spanish tapón stopper, from tapar to stop up — more at tapa
: a piece of wood or sheet metal fitted into a ditch to dam up the water so as to overflow a field

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  • Tappoon — Tap*poon , n. [Sp. tamp[ o]n a stopper.] (Irrigation) A piece of wood or sheet metal fitted into a ditch to dam up the water so as to overflow a field. [U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tappoon — tap·poon …   English syllables

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