split rail

noun

Definition of split rail

: a fence rail split from a log

Examples of split rail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bear tunneled under the zoo’s perimeter fence and broke through the cedar split rail fence around the alpaca enclosure before killing Caesar, according to the zoo’s executive director, Pat Lampi. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Brown bear breaks into Alaska Zoo, kills alpaca named Caesar," 23 Sep. 2020 Openlands also will be responsible for snow plowing, landscaping and replacing a high chain link fence with a shorter split rail wooden fence. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Highland Park, Openlands strike deal on lakefront parking lot," 2 Mar. 2018 There are authentic barn doors and even a split rail fence, just like in the book. Charlene Paparizos, cleveland.com, "Chagrin Falls Holds Tenth Annual "Turkey Trot" 5K: Community Voices," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of split rail

1826, in the meaning defined above

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30 Sep 2020

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“Split rail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20rail. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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