Definition of Stem-winder

1. Noun. A watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem.

Generic synonyms: Ticker, Watch



Definition of Stem-winder

1. Noun. A watch that is wound up by turning a small knob (at the stem) ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A rousing speech, especially by a politician ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stem-winder

stellionates
stellions
stellites
stellium
stelliums
stellocentric
stells
stellular
stellulate
stelocyttarous
stelography
stem
stem-and-leaf
stem-cell
stem-cell research
stem-winder (current term)
stem and leaf
stem blight
stem canker
stem cell
stem cells
stem family
stem ginger
stem lettuce
stem node
stem stitch
stem the tide
stem turn

Literary usage of Stem-winder

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1. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1903)
"found between the extended end-line planes of the Stem- winder after passing the conflict with the Last Chance. The situation presented in this action is ..."

2. Modern Mechanism: Exhibiting the Latest Progress in Machines, Motors, and by D. Appleton and Company (1892)
"5 -Stem winder. movement. The pendant of the watch is usually removed, and one suitable for the new winding stem and crown substituted. ..."

3. Wonders of the Nineteenth Century: A Panoramic Review of the Inventions and by John Wesley Hanson (1900)
"... in stock by repairers, the cost of repairs is almost nothing compared with former days. The stem-winder was invented in the sixties, in Switzerland. ..."

4. Modern Mechanism: Exhibiting the Latest Progress in Machines, Motors, and by D. Appleton and Company (1892)
"Stem winder. movement. usually removed, and one suitable The pendant of the watch is for the new winding stem and crown substituted. ..."

5. Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for the Year Ending by British Columbia Dept. of Mines (1898)
"The above owners are also interested in the Montezuma, that lies north of the Stem- winder, and in the fractional claim to the south, ..."

6. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"It is no doubt the best stem winder that is in use, and is already in great demand by the public. In the factory at Roxbury both sexes arc employed. ..."

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