human chain - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a line which is formed by people holding hands with the purpose of helping someone or to give support

    When a female swimmer began to struggle, a group of beachgoers went to heroic lengths to save her by forming a human chain in dangerously tumultuous surf and pulling her to safety.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/10/2014