stem-winder

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stem-wind·er

(stĕm′wīn′dər)
n.
1. A stem-winding watch.
2. A rousing oration, especially a political one.
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stem-winder

n
(Horology) a watch wound by an expanded crown on the bar projecting outside the case, as opposed to one wound by a separate key. Also called: stem-winding watch
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Noun1.stem-winder - a watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem
watch, ticker - a small portable timepiece
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