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lineman's pliers

plural noun
pliers with reinforced pincers and insulated handles, used by electricians in working with cable and other heavy wires.
Also called linemen's pliers. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Our suggestion is a pair of heavy duty, spring actuated pair of lineman's pliers.
  • Tighten by pulling with one hand and using a lineman's pliers to pull on the other end.
  • Another option, but only if you carry lineman's pliers or cable cutters, is to quickly cut the cable off the dog's neck.

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