1 inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious" [ant: unsociable]
2 friendly and pleasant; "a sociable gathering" n : a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity [syn: social, mixer]
tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial
The Sociable or "Buddy Bike" is a bicycle that supports two riders who sit side by side.
This type of bicycle should not be referred to as a tandem bicycle as "tandem" is defined as: "a group of two or more arranged one behind the other ..."
HistoryThe Sociable was invented by Hubert Opperman. In its basic form it has been around for over 100 years. It was originally marketed by the Punnett Cycle Company. Historically it has been used as a courting bike, gentlemen would be able to spend time with young ladies in an activity that allowed closer proximity.
sociable in German: Nebeneinandem
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