Entry from US English dictionary
A line of people who pass buckets of water from one to another to put out a fire.
- Even the building right next door was burning, so they formed a bucket brigade in a frantic effort to keep the flames from consuming the dojo as well.
- We formed a bucket brigade but decided it was of no use.
- These rows act as linear tracks along which microtubules can be passed: the kinesin molecules pass the tubules to one another like a bucket brigade.
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