a human chain

Definition of a human chain

  1. :  a line of people standing next to each other with their arms linked Protesters formed a human chain around the ancient tree to prevent it from being cut down.

Word by Word Definitions

humanplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of humans (see 2human)

    :  consisting of humans

    :  having human form or attributes

  1. :  a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens) :  a person :  man

    :  hominid

chainplay
  1. :  a series of usually metal links or rings connected to or fitted into one another and used for various purposes (as support, restraint, transmission of mechanical power, or measurement)

    :  a series of links used or worn as an ornament or insignia

    :  a measuring instrument of 100 links used in surveying

  1. :  to obstruct or protect by a chain

    :  to fasten, bind, or connect with or as if with a chain

    :  fetter


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