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stem-winder (n.)

"excellent thing" (especially a rousing speech), 1892, from stem-winding watches (1875), which were advanced and desirable when introduced. See stem (n.) + wind (v.1).

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Definitions of stem-winder

stem-winder (n.)
a watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem;
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