Pronunciation: (tam'pon), [key]
1. a plug of cotton or the like for insertion into an orifice, wound, etc., chiefly for absorbing blood or stopping hemorrhages.
2. such a plug used for absorbing menstrual flow, esp. one that is manufactured commercially.
3. a two-headed drumstick for playing rolls.
to fill or plug with a tampon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.