(noun, verb)


1. A blowing apparatus in which air, drawn into the upper part of a vertical tube through side holes by a stream of water within, is carried down with the water into a box or chamber below which it is led to a furnace.


1. (chiefly US) To tread heavily, especially to crush underfoot.

- Mother yelled at my brothers for tromping through her flowerbed.

- The hoodlums were tromping pumpkins they had stolen from their neighbors' Halloween displays.

2. To utterly defeat an opponent.

- The team had been tromped by their cross-town rivals, and the players were embarrassed to show their faces in school the next day.