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 Jeremy is blind and was pedaling on the back seat of a tandem bicycle. Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: From tragedy comes inspiration," 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, "Opera al fresco: How a Seattle singer shares his gift during COVID-19," 25 May 2020 Expand your domestic staff by employing a chauffeur for your tandem bicycle. WSJ, "101 Ways to Live, Work and Goof Off More Ambitiously," 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, "Jews, Muslims in Berlin team up on bike rides against hatred," 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, "Chef Eric Ripert Speaks Out About 'Inspiring and Generous' Friend Anthony Bourdain: He Was 'One of the Great Storytellers of Our Time'," 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, "The Long and Often Bizarre History of Royal Wedding Gifts," 9 May 2018 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. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blind triathlete teaches others to race for the gold," 18 Jan. 2018 Cue the montage of the two of you laughing, holding hands, and riding a tandem bicycle. Danielle Friedman, Health.com, "How the 'Once-a-Week Rule' Can Make a New Relationship Stronger," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of tandem bicycle

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tandem bicycle was circa 1890

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“Tandem bicycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tandem%20bicycle. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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