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bucket brigade

n.
1. A line of people formed to fight a fire by passing buckets of water from a source to the fire.
2. A group of people who help out in an urgent situation.

buck′et brigade`


n.
a line of persons formed to extinguish a fire by passing along buckets of water.
[1910–15]
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