Examples from the Web for rail-splitter
They disliked to hear so much about "honest Old Abe," "the rail-splitter," "the flat-boatman," "the pioneer."The Life Of Abraham Lincoln|Ward H. Lamon
Well, I tell you: my old man is the rail-splitter, and my old master sent us to split rails, and dat is all we does.The Dispatch Carrier and Memoirs of Andersonville Prison|William N. Tyler
These rails have become classical in our history, and the name of rail-splitter has been more than the degree of a college.
What they seemed proudest of was that he had been a rail-splitter, for nearly all bore a fence-rail.The Crisis, Complete|Winston Churchill
People who doubted the will or the wisdom of their Rail-splitter Candidate need have had no fear.The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln|Helen Nicolay