- in single file: They swam in tandem.
- in association or partnership.
Origin of tandem
Examples from the Web for tandem
But in some circumstances, the two vital elements can work in tandem—as a project recently unveiled in Anguilla reveals.Sun+Water= High Tech Caribbean Luxury At The Cusinart Resort|The Daily Beast|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a veritable Mapplethorpe renaissance, two exhibitions have launched in tandem dedicated to his work.
The proposed legislation arrives in tandem with another law that would effectively criminalize graffiti.Egypt’s Military Commemorates ‘Martyrs’ It Gunned Down|Alastair Beach|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They rarely campaigned in tandem, and Biden was not on the nightly campaign conference calls.“Double Down”: 13 Must Read Moments from the New Book|William O’Connor|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In tandem with the CIA, MI6 were in the midst of running their most successful espionage operation to date.The Spy Who Saved The World—Then Tried To Destroy It|Jeremy Duns|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But tandem driving is too good a sport to be confined to the show ring.
The principal was, that the people one met on the roads always insulted riders on a tandem.A Canterbury Pilgrimage|Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Though not a tandem performance in the strict sense of the term, Mr. Thanes' feat on 12th July 1819 is worth mention.Coaching Days & Ways|E. D. (Edward William Dirom) Cuming
Across the campus toward Vanderbilt, Allison and the last Bones man, in tandem, were streaking like water insects.Stover at Yale|Owen Johnson
Even to this day this pedigree of the tandem marks out the proper proportions and proper qualities for both wheeler and leader.
British Dictionary definitions for tandem
Word Origin for tandem
Word Origin and History for tandem
1785, "carriage pulled by horses harnessed one behind the other," punning use of Latin tandem "at length (of time)," from tam "so" + demonstrative suffix -dem. Transferred by 1884 to bicycles with two seats.