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stemwinding

[stem-wahyn-ding] /ˈstɛmˈwaɪn dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
wound by turning a knob at the stem.
Also, stem-winding.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; stem1 + winding
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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)

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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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