bucket brigade

noun

Definition of bucket brigade

: a chain of persons acting to put out a fire by passing buckets of water from hand to hand

Examples of bucket brigade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her daughter and her grandson come over with friends to help her restock, everyone joining in a bucket brigade from to the yard to the shed. Agnes Chang, ProPublica, "“They Were the Authority and I Didn’t Argue With Authority”," 13 June 2011 Her daughter and her grandson come over with friends to help her restock, everyone joining in a bucket brigade from to the yard to the shed. Agnes Chang, ProPublica, "“They Were the Authority and I Didn’t Argue With Authority”," 13 June 2011 Her daughter and her grandson come over with friends to help her restock, everyone joining in a bucket brigade from to the yard to the shed. Agnes Chang, ProPublica, "“They Were the Authority and I Didn’t Argue With Authority”," 13 June 2011 Her daughter and her grandson come over with friends to help her restock, everyone joining in a bucket brigade from to the yard to the shed. Agnes Chang, ProPublica, "“They Were the Authority and I Didn’t Argue With Authority”," 13 June 2011 Her daughter and her grandson come over with friends to help her restock, everyone joining in a bucket brigade from to the yard to the shed. Anchorage Daily News, "‘They were the authority and I didn’t argue with authority’," 13 June 2020 Like a mechanical bucket brigade, giant excavators then relay the waste to the top, more than 150 feet above. New York Times, "“When people are desperate for jobs, they come here,” Ms. Resa said.," 11 Apr. 2020 Rather than join this emergency bucket brigade, the same Democrats who accuse Republicans of divisiveness stayed busy draining these buckets, and letting the financial fires blaze more brightly. Deroy Murdock, National Review, "Democrats Block Job-Saving Program," 19 Apr. 2020 People formed bucket brigades to carry water to throw on the flames. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Little Wiz Fire Museum curator shares history of firefighting in Medina," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bucket brigade

1899, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2020

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“Bucket brigade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20brigade. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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