tandem

12 ENTRIES FOUND:

1tan·dem

noun \ˈtan-dəm\

: a group of two people or things that work together or are associated with each other

Full Definition of TANDEM

1
a (1) :  a 2-seated carriage drawn by horses harnessed one before the other (2) :  a team so harnessed
b :  tandem bicycle
c :  a vehicle (as a motortruck) having close-coupled pairs of axles
2
:  a group of two or more arranged one behind the other or used or acting in conjunction
in tandem
1
:  in a tandem arrangement
2
:  in partnership or conjunction

Examples of TANDEM

  1. The team has a tandem of talented guards.

Origin of TANDEM

Latin, at last, at length (taken to mean lengthwise), from tam so; akin to Old English thæt that
First Known Use: circa 1785

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

Rhymes with TANDEM

2tandem

adverb

Definition of TANDEM

:  one after or behind another <ride tandem>

First Known Use of TANDEM

circa 1795

3tandem

adjective

Definition of TANDEM

1
:  consisting of things or having parts arranged one behind the other
2
:  working or occurring in conjunction with each other

First Known Use of TANDEM

1815

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: tandem airplane
Previous Word in the Dictionary: tandava
All Words Near: tandem

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up tandem? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).