a line of persons formed to extinguish a fire by passing on buckets of water quickly from a distant source.
any group of persons who cooperate to help cope with an emergency.
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How to use bucket brigade in a sentence
The next morning, I grabbed my old gear, got a lift to the site and found a place on a bucket brigade.Steve Buscemi: Everyone Said ‘Never Forget’ 9/11. Some Have No Choice | Steve Buscemi | September 9, 2021 | Time
The brick in the building of Felix Bachman & Company and the volunteer bucket-brigade prevented a general conflagration.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 | Harris Newmark
They were passing armfuls of books from one to another, along the lines, like a bucket brigade.Joan of the Journal | Helen Diehl Olds
He got the fire all right; but there was a lively time around there, until the bucket brigade arrived, and slushed things down.The Banner Boy Scouts | George A. Warren
As I watched, gaps appeared in the bucket-brigade as castmembers slipped away, faces burning scarlet with shame.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
The bucket brigade was working well under the direction of Ruth, and the garage was saved.The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson | Laura Dent Crane