rail-splitter

[ reyl-split-er ]
/ ˈreɪlˌsplɪt ər /

noun

a person or thing that splits logs into rails, especially for fences.
(initial capital letter) nickname of Abraham Lincoln.

Origin of rail-splitter

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; rail1 + splitter
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