stem-winder

noun
stem-wind·​er | \ˈstem-ˌwīn-dər \

Definition of stem-winder 

1 : a stem-winding watch

2 [ from the superiority of the stem-winding watch over the older key-wound watch ] : one that is first-rate of its kind especially : a stirring speech

First Known Use of stem-winder

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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