rail-split·​ter ˈrāl-ˌspli-tər How to pronounce rail-splitter (audio)
: one that makes logs into fence rails

Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rail-splitter was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Rail-splitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rail-splitter. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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