- a stemwinding watch.
- Older Slang.
- something remarkable of its kind.
- a rousing speech, especially a stirring political address.
- a stirring orator.
Origin of stemwinder
Examples from the Web for stem-winder
Historical Examples of stem-winder
"Stem-winder and -setter," continued Barrifield, undisturbed.The Bread Line
Albert Bigelow Paine
One day after I had been at X—— a couple of months, we had a stem-winder of a storm.Danger Signals
John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
Let's anybody look at it, and keeps a holt o' the stem-winder.The Magnetic North
Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Mame was looking at the table like a boy looks at his first stem-winder.Heart of the West
There's a new bank examiner over at the First, and he's a stem-winder.Roads of Destiny
- a watch wound by an expanded crown on the bar projecting outside the case, as opposed to one wound by a separate keyAlso called: stem-winding watch