bucket brigade
noun Date: 1899 a chain of persons acting to put out a fire by passing buckets of water from hand to hand

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  • bucket brigade — n. a line of persons passing buckets of water along in trying to put out a fire …   English World dictionary

  • Bucket brigade — A Bucket brigade is a method for transporting items where items are passed from one stationary person to the next. More specifically, it refers to a method of firefighting before the advent of hand pumped fire engines, whereby firefighters would… …   Wikipedia

  • bucket brigade — buck′et brigade n. a line of persons formed to extinguish a fire by passing along buckets of water • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • bucket brigade — 1. a line of persons formed to extinguish a fire by passing on buckets of water quickly from a distant source. 2. any group of persons who cooperate to help cope with an emergency. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • bucket brigade — noun a) 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. b) By extension, any process in which something is… …   Wiktionary

  • bucket brigade — noun 1. : a chain of persons acting to suppress a fire by passing buckets of water from hand to hand 2. : any chain (as of persons) acting to meet an emergency …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bucket-brigade device — A bucket brigade or bucket brigade device (BBD) is a discrete time analogue delay line,[1] developed in 1969 by F. Sangster and K. Teer of the Philips Research Labs. It consists of a series of capacitance sections C0 to Cn. The stored analogue… …   Wikipedia

  • Bucket Brigade Device — A Bucket Brigade is an analogue delay line, developed in 1969 by F. Sangster and K. Teer of the Philips Research Labs. It consists of a series of capacitances C0 to Cn. The stored analogue signal is moved along the line of capacitors one step at… …   Wikipedia

  • Bucket Brigade Device — Ein Eimerkettenspeicher (engl. bucket brigade memory (BBM) oder auch bucket brigade device (BBD)) ist eine analoge Schaltung zum Ladungstransport nach dem Eimerkettenprinzip. Wie bei einer Eimerkette werden dabei die Ladungen der einzelnen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bucket-brigade charge-transfer device — kopėtėlinės krūvio pernašos įtaisas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. bucket brigade charge transfer device vok. Bauelement mit Ladungsübertragung nach dem Eimer Brigade Prinzip, n rus. прибор с переносом заряда типа пожарная… …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

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