split rail


: a fence rail split from a log

Examples of split rail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entire property, just a few blocks off U.S. 280, is ringed with a cedar split rail fence. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2022 In Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society contracted with the city to lay sod, plant trees and erect split rail fences around vacant lots. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 July 2021 Cut to two cowboys perched on a split rail fence watching the action. Steve Wehrenberg, Star Tribune, 2 Feb. 2021 One of the salvia plants that’s between each split rail is called a Waverly sage, and the hummingbirds love that plant. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 2 Mar. 2018 There are authentic barn doors and even a split rail fence, just like in the book. Charlene Paparizos, cleveland.com, 2 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of split rail was in 1826

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“Split rail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20rail. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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