or stem-wind·ing



wound by turning a knob at the stem.

Origin of stemwinding

First recorded in 1865–70; stem1 + winding Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stem-winding

Historical Examples of stem-winding

  • 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