Definitions for: Tandem

[n] a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
[adv] one behind the other; "ride tandem on a bicycle built for two"; "riding horses down the path in tandem"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tan"dem, n.
A tandem bicycle or other vehicle.

Tan"dem, adv. & a. [L. tandem at length (of time only),
punningly taken as meaning, lengthwise.]
One after another; -- said especially of horses harnessed and
driven one before another, instead of abreast.

Tan"dem, n.
A team of horses harnessed one before the other. ``He drove
tandems.'' --Thackeray.

Tandem engine, a compound steam engine having two or more
steam cylinders in the same axis, close to one another.

Tandem bicycle or tricycle, one for two persons in which
one rider sits before the other.

Synonyms: bicycle-built-for-two, tandem bicycle

See Also: bicycle, bike, wheel

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