Definition of human chain in English:
1A line of people formed for passing things quickly from one site to another.
- 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.
- 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.
Definition of human chain in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia