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lineman's pliers

noun
1.
pliers with reinforced pincers and insulated handles, used by electricians in working with cable and other heavy wires.
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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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