stem-winder

noun stem-wind·er \ -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

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First Known Use of stem-winder

1875


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