Meaning of TANDEM in English


/tan"deuhm/ , adv.

1. one following or behind the other: to drive horses tandem.

2. in tandem ,

a. in single file: They swam in tandem.

b. in association or partnership.


3. having animals, seats, parts, etc., arranged tandem or one behind another.


4. a vehicle, as a truck, tractor, or trailer, in which a pair or pairs of axles are arranged in tandem.

5. See tandem bicycle .

6. See tandem trailer (def. 1).

7. a team of horses harnessed one behind the other.

8. a two-wheeled carriage with a high driver's seat, drawn by two or more horses so harnessed.

9. any of various mechanisms having a tandem arrangement.

[ 1735-45; special use (orig. facetious) of L tandem at length, finally, equiv. to tam so far + -dem demonstrative suffix ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .