Tandem bicycle
Tandem Tan"dem, n. 1. A team of horses harnessed one before the other. ``He drove tandems.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. A tandem bicycle or other vehicle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Tandem bicycle} or {Tandem tricycle}, one for two persons in which one rider sits before the other. [1913 Webster]


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