Test your knowledge of lineman lingo

Do you know the difference between a knuckle buster and a kettle?

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Linemen have jobs unlike any other – they chase storms, climb poles and know the ins-and-outs of the energy grid – so it makes sense that they would have their own lingo, too. Nicknames for tools and tasks have been passed down from one generation of linemen to the next. 

The words may vary a bit based on region or company, but the quiz below will test your knowledge of some of the most popular Duke Energy lineman slang.