a person or thing that splits logs into rails, especially for fences.
Rail-splitter, nickname of Abraham Lincoln.
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How to use rail-splitter in a sentence
The young rail-splitter had also a knack of slaughtering hogs, for which he received thirty cents a day.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII | John Lord
These rails have become classical in our history, and the name of rail-splitter has been more than the degree of a college.
Twice she read the life of Abraham Lincoln, the humble backwoodsman rail-splitter who became president.The Fall of a Nation | Thomas Dixon
The humble rail splitter had returned to his home town in kingly triumph.The New Land | Elma Ehrlich Levinger
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