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split-rail Syllabification: split-rail
Pronunciation: /ˈsplitˌrāl/

Definition of split-rail in English:


Denoting a fence or enclosure made from pieces of wood split lengthwise from a log.
Example sentences
  • Just a split-rail fence embedded in a cement berm divided us from the llamas.
  • They've taken more turns through the judicial system than a split-rail fence.
  • Imagine the arching canes of a climbing rose along a split-rail fence; canes arching in this fashion produce many more flowers than canes growing straight up.

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