split rail
noun Date: 1826 a fence rail split from a log

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • split rail — adj. designating or of a fence made with rails split from logs …   English World dictionary

  • split-rail — See split rail. * * * …   Universalium

  • split rail — noun a rail that is split from a log • Syn: ↑fence rail • Hypernyms: ↑rail • Part Holonyms: ↑rail fence * * * noun : a fence rail split from a log * * * a wooden rail split lengthwise from a log and commonly used in rustic ra …   Useful english dictionary

  • split rail — a wooden rail split lengthwise from a log and commonly used in rustic rail and post fencing. [1820 30; Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • split rail — /ˈsplɪt reɪl/ (say split rayl) noun a fencing rail fashioned from a piece of timber split in half …   Australian English dictionary

  • split-rail — adj. denoting a fence or enclosure made from pieces of wood split lengthwise from a log …   Useful english dictionary

  • split-rail fence — «SPLIHT RAYL», U.S. a fence made up of rails split from a log: »an expanse of lawn bordered by a split rail fence (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Split-rail fence — A split rail fence and log fence is a type of fence constructed out of timber logs, usually split lengthwise into rails and typically used for agricultural or decorative fencing. Such fences require much more timber than other types of fences,… …   Wikipedia

  • rail fence — noun a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle) (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑fence, ↑fencing • Hyponyms: ↑worm fence, ↑snake fence, ↑snake rail fence, ↑Virginia fence …   Useful english dictionary

  • rail-splitter — noun a laborer who splits logs to build split rail fences • Syn: ↑splitter • Derivationally related forms: ↑split (for: ↑splitter) • Hypernyms: ↑laborer, ↑manual l …   Useful english dictionary

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