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Definition of "rail-splitter" []

  • One that splits logs, as for fences. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rail-splitter" in a sentence
  • "And while the old rail-splitter himself does not make it much into the annals of barbecue lore, an interesting episode involving the 1860 presidential campaign does."
  • "Lincoln the rail-splitter wasn't just a thinker, a lawyer or a president."
  • "Lincoln wasn't just a rail-splitter; in matters of religion he was a fence sitter."