Meaning of stemwinder

stem•wind•er

Pronunciation: (stem'wīn'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a stemwinding watch.
    1. something remarkable of its kind.
    2. a rousing speech, esp. a stirring political address.
    3. a stirring orator. Also,stem&prim;-wind&prim;er.
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