a human chain

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a human chain

: 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

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

  2. : consisting of humans

  3. : having human form or attributes

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

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

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

  3. : a measuring instrument of 100 links used in surveying

  1. : to obstruct or protect by a chain

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


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