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 Cabinet members held a series of briefings to describe efforts to get freight trains, trucks and more ships into what amounted to a complex bucket brigade to bring fuel up the East Coast. New York Times, 12 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 13 June 2011

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First Known Use of bucket brigade

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Bucket brigade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20brigade. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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