stem-winding definition by Webster's New World
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wound by turning a knurled knob at the outer end of the stem
stem-winding definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Wound by turning an expanded crown on the stem.
- Of, relating to, or characterized by rousing oration: “a stem-winding style that one associates with the Senate of a hundred years ago” (New Yorker).