linemans pliers

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line′man's pli′ers


n.
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) pliers with reinforced pincers and insulated handles, used by electricians in working with cable and other heavy wires.
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That half was so good that the lineman returned looking for a replacement for the other half, and the first Klein lineman's pliers was born.
Use a side-cutting pliers or lineman's pliers to cut the cable.
Lineman's pliers, diagonal cutters, needle-nose pliers.