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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-winding

modifier

: Reagan delighted the crowd with a stem-winding speech

noun

Strong persuasion; powerful rhetoric: Any arguments are exercises in stem-winding (1970s+)

[fr extension of stem-winder, ''something excellent,'' found by 1892, in turn related to the stem-winding watch, very advanced and first-rate when introduced]


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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