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stemwinding

or stem-winding

[stem-wahyn-ding] /ˈstɛmˈwaɪn dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
wound by turning a knob at the stem.
Origin of stemwinding
1865-1870
1865-70; stem1 + winding
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  • Boxing-InFitting the watch movement in its case; applied chiefly to the encasing of stem-winding movements.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
Slang definitions & phrases for stem-winding

stem

noun

  1. A street, often the main street of a town or city (1914+ Hoboes)
  2. An opium pipe (1940s+ Narcotics)

verb

panhandle (1927+ Hoboes)

Related Terms

main drag

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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