Communications Slang Dictionary (CA12055E)


Climbing device that is strapped to legs consisting of pads, shank and gaffs at base of shank that allow for climbing of wood poles


A thimble clevis used on formed-wire deadends

Horse Collar

Horse Collar

Cable grease found inside some outdoor communications cables


An extension bolt with reinforcing strap used to add a second messenger to the same pole attachment point Non-insulated “Open Wire" conductor that provided one circuit of telephony

Illinois Bracket

Iron Wire

Illinois Bracket

J-Hook, J-Bar

Guy hook

Johnny Ball

Guy strain insulator

Johnny Bumper

Gas powered drill for poles

Assembly of something - splice closure with trays and hanging bracket Mahogany mallet used to form lead sleeves around a splice


Johnny Ball

Lead Dresser

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