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 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 In this clip provided to CountryLiving.com, entrepreneurs looking for sage advice from Rooster and Butch have to get to them via a tandem bicycle—while dragging their suitcases along the road. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Exclusive Video: The New Show Rooster & Butch Promises to Be the Anti-Shark Tank," 8 Jan. 2018 On Monday morning, the Escondido retiree — stylishly dressed in a pink jogging suit and dangling turquoise earrings — pedaled five miles around Mission Bay Park on the back of a tandem bicycle. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cycling wish comes true for nearly blind senior," 19 Sep. 2017

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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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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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