- a person or thing that splits logs into rails, especially for fences.
- (initial capital letter) nickname of Abraham Lincoln.
Origin of rail-splitter
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Here is where Lincoln gained his great reputation as a rail-splitter.Hidden Treasures
Harry A. Lewis
A friend, with his eyes aglow, asked me what I thought of 'Abe' Lincoln, the rail-splitter.Lincoln's Yarns and Stories
Alexander K. McClure
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
The rail-splitter of the Sangamon became the most honored and respected man of his generation.Abraham Lincoln
William Eleroy Curtis