split rail

  1. a wooden rail split lengthwise from a log and commonly used in rustic rail and post fencing.

Origin of split rail

1820–30; Americanism

Words Nearby split rail

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How to use split rail in a sentence

  • He stood one afternoon lazily hanging on to a split rail fence, gazing idly over the fields at a distant wood.

  • Page 256, "worm" is correct as printed as it is another name for a split rail fence.

  • Mrs. Robin wanted it on the end of the second rail from the top of the split-rail fence.

    Among the Meadow People | Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • There was a grass-field, enclosed by split-rail fence, and manured.

    Through Arctic Lapland | Cutcliffe Hyne
  • The graves of about a dozen others who had worked and died at Victoire were surrounded by a low split-rail fence.

    Shaman | Robert Shea