[ slip-reyl ]

  1. one of a horizontal set of fence rails that can be removed easily to leave a gateway.

Origin of slip-rail

First recorded in 1715–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use slip-rail in a sentence

  • Not very far off there was a lean horse standing, but he didn't seem to like to come through the slip-rail o' the paddock fence.

    Station Amusements | Lady Barker

British Dictionary definitions for slip rail

slip rail

  1. Australian and NZ a rail in a fence that can be slipped out of place to make an opening

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