Definition of human chain in English:

human chain

Syllabification: hu·man chain

noun

  • 1A line of people formed for passing things quickly from one site to another.
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    • Without a thought for his own safety, Mr Crighton swam out to the children and pulled them from danger while Hannah, his wife Joy and a friend quickly formed a human chain to bring them in to the shore.
    • City security chief Greg Meffert said he was awakened to help form a human chain to quickly unload a state police truck filled with food.
    • A Nato spokesman in Islamabad said that, by organising villagers into human chains - to pass buckets of water to the house - the British forces helped stop the flames spreading to the rest of the hillside.
  • 1.1A line or circle of people linking hands in a protest or demonstration.
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    • Student strike leaders vowed to construct a human chain around the police line on Monday, April 17.
    • A photograph of the students standing in a human chain around the national flag, with green branches on either side, even fetched him an award on ‘World Photography Day.’
    • Road safety campaigners formed human chains across a busy road in Radcliffe to drive home the ‘speeding kills’ message.

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