bucket brigade

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bucket brigade (plural bucket brigades)

  1. The long line of people, in a primitive firefighting technique, who pass buckets of water hand-to-hand from the nearest water source to the site of a fire, in an attempt to douse it.
  2. (by extension) any process in which something is passed along a chain.
  3. (electronics) A discrete-time analogue delay line that moves a signal along a line of capacitors, one step at each clock cycle.