tandem bicycle


Definition of tandem bicycle

: a bicycle for usually two people sitting one behind the other

Examples of tandem bicycle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there’s one place where the Riggott family can escape the limitations in their lives: the tandem bicycle. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 July 2021 Blind triathletes travel the race course with a guide, who swims 750 meters and runs 5 kilometers beside them on a flexible tether, and also takes the front seat of a tandem bicycle for a 20-kilometer ride. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 Jeremy is blind and was pedaling on the back seat of a tandem bicycle. Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2020 Neighbors sitting in lawn chairs, parents pushing strollers, dog-walkers and a couple on a tandem bicycle – all arrange themselves, safely spaced six feet apart, and excitedly await the show in the waterfront community of Ballard. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 May 2020 Expand your domestic staff by employing a chauffeur for your tandem bicycle. WSJ, 26 Oct. 2018 Some 25 Jews and Muslims teamed up on tandem bicycle rides through the German capital on Sunday in a protest against growing anti-Semitism and attacks on Muslims in the country. Fox News, 24 June 2018 Two days before chef Eric Ripert found Anthony Bourdain unresponsive in his luxury hotel room in France, the close friends went for a ride in the countryside on a tandem bicycle. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 8 June 2018 A few decades later, Prince William and Kate Middleton were given a tandem bicycle by Boris Johnson, then the mayor of London. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of tandem bicycle

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Tandem bicycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tandem%20bicycle. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of tandem bicycle

: a bicycle built for two riders with one sitting behind the other

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Kids Definition of tandem bicycle

: a bicycle for two people sitting one behind the other


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