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stemwinder

[stem-wahyn-der] /ˈstɛmˈwaɪn dər/
noun
1.
a stemwinding watch.
2.
Older Slang.
  1. something remarkable of its kind.
  2. a rousing speech, especially a stirring political address.
  3. a stirring orator.
Also, stem-winder.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; stem1 + winder
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British Dictionary definitions for stem-winder

stem-winder

noun
1.
a watch wound by an expanded crown on the bar projecting outside the case, as opposed to one wound by a separate key Also called stem-winding watch
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