split rail


Definition of split rail

: a fence rail split from a log

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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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