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stemwinding

or stem-wind·ing

[stem-wahyn-ding]
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  1. wound by turning a knob at the stem.

Origin of stemwinding

First recorded in 1865–70; stem1 + winding
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Historical Examples

  • Boxing-InFitting the watch movement in its case; applied chiefly to the encasing of stem-winding movements.

    Time Telling through the Ages

    Harry Chase Brearley