Definitions for bucket brigade
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a line of persons formed to extinguish a fire by passing along buckets of water.
Origin of bucket brigade:
A primitive firefighting technique, in which a long line of people pass buckets of water hand-to-hand from the nearest water source to the site of a fire, in an attempt to douse it.
By extension, any process in which something is passed along a chain.
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