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tan·dem / ˈtandəm/ • n. (also tan·dem bicycle) a bicycle with seats and pedals for two riders, one behind the other. ∎  a carriage driven by two animals harnessed one in front of the other. ∎  a group of two people or machines working together. ∎  a truck with two rear drive axles.• adv. with two or more horses harnessed one behind another: I rode tandem to Paris. ∎  alongside each other; together.• adj. having two things arranged one in front of the other: satisfactory steering angles can be maintained with tandem trailers.PHRASES: in tandem alongside each other; together: a tight fiscal policy working in tandem with a tight foreign exchange policy. ∎  one behind another.