stemwinder

stemwinder

[stem-wahyn-der]
noun
1.
a stemwinding watch.
2.
Older Slang.
a.
something remarkable of its kind.
b.
a rousing speech, especially a stirring political address.
c.
a stirring orator.
Also, stem-winder.


Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; stem1 + winder

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