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stemwinder

or stem-wind·er

[stem-wahyn-der]
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noun
  1. a stemwinding watch.
  2. Older Slang.
    1. something remarkable of its kind.
    2. a rousing speech, especially a stirring political address.
    3. a stirring orator.

Origin of stemwinder

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; stem1 + winder
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