a line of people, esp. to provide strength or protection; also, humans seen as interconnected body
They formed a human chain and pull him out of the mire.
Figueroa said he and the security guard formed a human chain, reaching into the flooded garage and pulling the two men to safety.
A mix of young and old began to form a human chain across the barricades.
Residents attempted to form a human chain, but soldiers still raided homes and opened fire.
From my eyrie on its blizzard-beaten crest I could see the human chain drag upward link by link, and every link a man.
As the full force of the current caught this human chain it stretched and sagged ominously.
The wood-nymphs wreathed a human chain about the marge of the pool.
He was followed by link after link of the human chain until they were all safe at the edge of the bank.
Merritt was to form the last link in this human chain that was to rescue Rob Blake, if such a thing was possible.
Not a link in that human chain parted, though the ice cracked ominously beneath it!
A dozen great waves had rolled over him on that smooth raised deck, but the members of the human chain hauled him back to safety.