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Meaning of tandem

tan•dem

Pronunciation: (tan'dum), [key]
— adv.
  1. one following or behind the other: to drive horses tandem.
  2. They swam in tandem.
    1. in single file:They swam in tandem.
    2. in association or partnership.
—adj.
  1. having animals, seats, parts, etc., arranged tandem or one behind another.
—n.
  1. a vehicle, as a truck, tractor, or trailer, in which a pair or pairs of axles are arranged in tandem.
  2. See
  3. See(def. 1).
  4. a team of horses harnessed one behind the other.
  5. a two-wheeled carriage with a high driver's seat, drawn by two or more horses so harnessed.
  6. any of various mechanisms having a tandem arrangement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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