- a wooden rail split lengthwise from a log and commonly used in rustic rail and post fencing.
Origin of split rail
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There was a grass-field, enclosed by split-rail fence, and manured.Through Arctic Lapland
For all that, in the evening he reached the split-rail fence at Kelshope.Northwest!
As he made for it, he fell into a split-rail fence, some of which he knocked down until he could climb over it.The Greater Power
Mrs. Robin wanted it on the end of the second rail from the top of the split-rail fence.Among the Meadow People
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