stemwinding

or stem-wind·ing

[ stem-wahyn-ding ]
/ ˈstɛmˈwaɪn dɪŋ /

adjective

wound by turning a knob at the stem.

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Origin of stemwinding

First recorded in 1865–70; stem1 + winding

Words nearby stemwinding

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Example sentences from the Web for stem-winding

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

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