stem–winder

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noun stem–wind·er \-ˌwīn-dər\

Definition of stem–winder

  1. 1 :  a stem-winding watch

  2. 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

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