Tandem (or in tandem) is an arrangement where a team of machines, animals or people are lined up one behind another, all facing in the same direction.
Tandem harness (the original use of the term in English) is used for two or more draft horses (or other draft animals) harnessed in a single line one behind another, as opposed to a pair, harnessed side by side, or a team of several pairs. Tandem harness allows additional animals to provide pulling power for a vehicle designed for a single animal.
The English word "tandem" derives from the Latin adverb tandem meaning "at length" or "finally".
Tandem seating may be used on a tandem bicycle where it is alternative to sociable seating. The term "tandem" can also be used more generally to refer to any group of persons or objects working together, not necessarily in line.
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... and XB-52 bombers used fighter-style tandem seating but the final B-52 bomber series used a conventional side-by-side cockpit ... The tandem configuration has the advantage of being closer to the normal working environment that a fast jet pilot is likely to encounter ...
... Many tandem clubs have come up with acronyms that sound like animals, representing the idea that tandem riders come two-by-two (like Noah's Arc) ... CATS - Chicago Area Tandem Society COWS - Couples on Wheels (Wisconsin) COYOTES - Coalition of Young and Old Tandem Enthusiasts CRABS - Couples Riding A ...
... Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron (TASCC) was an accelerator facility constructed at Chalk River Laboratories on October 3, 1986 ... TASCC was the world's first Tandem Accelerator and able to accelerate most elements to 10 MeV per nucleon ...
... Tandem running is a method of recruitment used by some species of ants, such as Temnothorax albipennis, to lead nestmates to food ... used by social insects such as pheromone trails, in that ants using tandem running can recruit only one worker at a time ... During a tandem run, the worker leads the recruit, which maintains contact with the leader using her antennae ...
... Santana Cycles is the world's leading manufacturer of tandem bicycles ... In the 1970s "Santana virtually re-invented the tandem, which had been in decline since the second world war." In 2002, Santana was described as the largest ...
Famous quotes containing the word tandem:
“We are bare. We are stripped to the bone
and we swim in tandem and go up and up
the river, the identical river called Mine
and we enter together. No ones alone.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“The Cad is the entire epitome, the complete blossom and fruit in one, of what we are told is an age of culture. Behold him in the vélodrome as he yells insanely after his kind as they tear along on their tandem machines in a match, and then ask yourself candidly, O my reader, if any age before this in all the centuries of earth ever produced any creature so utterly low and loathsome, so physically, mentally, individually, and collectively hideous?”
—Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (18391908)