- one following or behind the other: to drive horses tandem.
- having animals, seats, parts, etc., arranged tandem or one behind another.
- a vehicle, as a truck, tractor, or trailer, in which a pair or pairs of axles are arranged in tandem.
- tandem bicycle.
- tandem trailer(def 1).
- a team of horses harnessed one behind the other.
- a two-wheeled carriage with a high driver's seat, drawn by two or more horses so harnessed.
- any of various mechanisms having a tandem arrangement.
- in tandem,
- in single file: They swam in tandem.
- in association or partnership.
Origin of tandem
Related Words for tandemclub, company, squad, party, organization, lineup, side, unit, bike, trio, set, gang, rig, bunch, span, duo, stable, troop, body, contingent
Examples from the Web for tandem
Contemporary Examples of 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
In a veritable Mapplethorpe renaissance, two exhibitions have launched in tandem dedicated to his work.Mapplethorpe’s Artistic Twin
April 8, 2014
The proposed legislation arrives in tandem with another law that would effectively criminalize graffiti.Egypt’s Military Commemorates ‘Martyrs’ It Gunned Down
November 19, 2013
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
November 7, 2013
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
November 3, 2013
Historical Examples of tandem
I wouldn't have troubled you to send for me, only the tandem's hors de combat.
"Because I intend to back the tandem into it, and break my neck," was the unexpected answer.
He did not want a tandem bicycle, but that influenced him not at all.Love Among the Chickens
P. G. Wodehouse
He was a first-rate driver; he could take a four-in-hand or a tandem as easily as a pair.Black Beauty
Next to a leisurely walk I enjoy a "spin" on my tandem bicycle.Story of My Life
- a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two saddles, arranged one behind the other for two riders
- a two-wheeled carriage drawn by two horses harnessed one behind the other
- a team of two horses so harnessed
- any arrangement of two things in which one is placed behind the other
- in tandem together or in conjunction
- British used as, used in, or routed through an intermediate automatic telephone exchangea tandem exchange
- one behind the otherto ride tandem
Word Origin 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.