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bucket brigade Syllabification: buck·et bri·gade

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of bucket brigade in English:


A line of people who pass buckets of water from one to another to put out a fire.
Example sentences
  • 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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