Definitions for tandemˈtæn dəm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one following or behind the other:
to drive horses tandem.
(adj.)having animals, seats, parts, etc., arranged one behind another.
(n.)a vehicle, as a truck or tractor, in which a pair or pairs of axles are arranged in tandem.
Ref: tandem bicycle.
a team of horses harnessed one behind the other.
a two-wheeled carriage drawn by horses so harnessed.
Idioms for tandem:
in tandem, in single file; one behind the other. in association or partnership.
Origin of tandem:
1775–85; < L tandem at length
an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
bicycle-built-for-two, tandem bicycle, tandem(adverb)
a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
tandem, in tandem(adverb)
one behind the other
"ride tandem on a bicycle built for two"; "riding horses down the path in tandem"
A bicycle with two seats, two sets of pedals, and two wheels; a bicycle-built-for-two.
we used to ride this tandem
An arrangement of two or more objects arranged one behind the other.
driving cars in tandem
One behind the other.
ride tandem on a bicycle-built-for-two
Together; working as one.
Their skillful tandem work made the project successful and quick.
Origin: From tandem, from tam + suffix -dem. Sense of bicycles with two seats from 1884.
one after another; -- said especially of horses harnessed and driven one before another, instead of abreast
a team of horses harnessed one before the other
Tandem is an arrangement where a team of machines, animals or people are lined up one behind another, all facing in the same direction. Tandem harness is used for two or more draft horses harnessed in a single line one behind another, as opposed to a pair, harnessed side by side, or a team of several pairs. Tandem harness allows additional animals to provide pulling power for a vehicle designed for a single animal. The English word "tandem" derives from the Latin adverb tandem meaning "at length" or "finally". Tandem seating may be used on a tandem bicycle where it is alternative to sociable seating. The term "tandem" can also be used more generally to refer to any group of persons or objects working together, not necessarily in line.
Translations for tandem
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually of two people on a tandem) one behind the other
They rode tandem.
- واحِدٌ خَلْف الآخَرArabic
- um atrás do outroPortuguese (BR)
- v tandemuCzech
- ο ένας πίσω από τον άλλοGreek
- en tándem, uno detrás del otroSpanish
- paaris, teineteise järelEstonian
- پشت سر همFarsi
- en tandemFrench
- זֶה מְאָחרֵי זֶהHebrew
- hverá eftir öðrumIcelandic
- in tandemItalian
- 앞뒤로 연결되어Korean
- tandēmā; viens aiz otraLatvian
- op een tandemDutch
- etter hverandreNorwegian
- w/na tandemiePolish
- um atrás do outroPortuguese
- în tandemRomanian
- v tandemeSlovak
- art ardaTurkish
- 一前一後地Chinese (Trad.)
- цугом, низкоюUkrainian
- ايک دوسے کے پيچھےUrdu
- đi xe đạp đôiVietnamese
- 一前一后地Chinese (Simp.)
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