• WordNet 3.6
    • adv tandem one behind the other "ride tandem on a bicycle built for two","riding horses down the path in tandem"
    • n tandem a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
    • n tandem an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tandem A tandem bicycle or other vehicle.
    • Tandem A team of horses harnessed one before the other. "He drove tandems ."
    • adv. & a Tandem One after another; -- said especially of horses harnessed and driven one before another, instead of abreast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tandem In electricity, in series.
    • tandem One behind the other; in single file: as, to drive tandem (that is, with two or more horses harnessed singly one before the other instead of abreast).
    • n tandem A pair of horses (sometimes more) harnessed one before the other.
    • n tandem A carriage drawn by two or more horses harnessed one before the other.
    • n tandem A bicycle or tricycle on which two can ride, one in front of the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Tandem tan′dem applied to the position of horses harnessed singly one before the other instead of abreast
    • n Tandem a team of horses (usually two) so harnessed: a bicycle or tricycle on which two ride one before the other
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In tandem - If people do things in tandem, they do them at the same time.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tandem, at length (of time only), punningly taken as meaning, lengthwise


In literature:

The four-cylinder tandem has two valves on each side, one for each of the two cylinders.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
All the dogs were hitched tandem, and every train was made up of four units.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
He blew into this one day and his roving eye fell on a tandem bicycle.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
Vesper adest, iuvenes, consurgite: Vesper Olympo Expectata diu vix tandem lumina tollit.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Tell you what, Dig, well get a tandem tricycle, my boy, with the first year's money.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
There would be an ox-cart, similarly loaded, and drawn by a nondescript tandem team equally incongruous.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
My tandem rig aroused the curiosity of those who saw it.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
One was driving a tandem, and she didn't look more than seventeen.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
But we had come to Rome for four days with no more baggage than the tandem could carry, and we stayed four months without adding to it.
"Nights" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
What had been a tandem a mile back, next crossed his field of view, shorn of its leader.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman

In poetry:

They borrowed a tandem from garage
And Mabel said 'Let's be off Jack'
So they started and she took the front half
While King took it easy on back
"King John" by Stanley Holloway
And hurry away on your lonely ride,
Nor deign from the mire to save me;
I will paddle it stoutly at your side
With the tandem that nature gave me!
"Reflections of a Proud Pedestrian" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
In these bless'd French perverted days,
Whan virtue's blam'd and vice gets praise,
And folk wi' words are sae bit.
Nae wonder sober stands for fou, And drinkers roar out while they spew,
'Virtus Tandem Vicebat.'
"To The Members Of The Sober Society; Sent To The Same With An Engraving" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

"It's the world's first manually supervised field-service robot for sharpening wavy tillage blades on the Case IH True-Tandem 330 Turbo," says Rob Zemenchik, sales and marketing manager for Case IH.
C&K reviews six sweet tandem sit -on-top kayaks.
C&K reviews six sweet tandem sit-on -top kayaks.
Luckily, her tandem instructor caught her and held onto her until they landed.
She made a trip down to Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina, where she met up with her tandem partner, the man who would be latched onto her when she made her big leap towards the ground.
Buckeye?Local High School principal to participate in tandem parachute jump.
You tandem with any of our instructors, who are all licensed skydivers .
Tandem skydiving is a very complicated sport.
The eight uncertified skydivers were trained and paired with tandem instructors at Florida Skydiving Center at the Lake Wales Airport.
Lavern took the opportunity until her tandem jump went bad.
An 80-year-old grandma is left dangling after a tandem skydive goes wrong.
I n May 1997, Tandem demonstrated a 2TB database scaling evenly across a 16-node Windows NT cluster.
Press file photo Tim Haig and his son, Michael, practice a tandem sport speed stack last fall.
It was for the Tandem Press Wine Auction and my excitement came about for two reasons.
TANDEM is an insecticide for use indoors and outdoors.

In science:

Non-colliding random walks, tandem queues, and discrete orthogonal polynomial ensembles.
Limiting distribution of maximal crossing and nesting of Poissonized random matchings
We used Sahale to determine the spectral count and ion abundance of species identified by X!Tandem in the BIATECH-54 and CPTAC data.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
Red lines indicate the location at which MS/MS spectra were taken, and later identified as originating with this species by X!Tandem. (b) The fit to this feature made by Sahale .
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
We searched the MS/MS spectra of the data set using X!Tandem against a protein database containing the primary amino acid sequences of the proteins of yeast along with those of the BIATECH-54 and potential contaminating proteins.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
As implemented by X!Tandem, the latter are species constrained to have a tryptic terminus on at least one end.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies