stem-winding

adjective

stem-wind·​ing ˈstem-ˌwīn-diŋ How to pronounce stem-winding (audio)
: wound by an inside mechanism turned by the knurled knob on the stem
a stem-winding watch

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stem-winding was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Stem-winding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stem-winding. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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